[ plee-sey, pli- ]
/ pliˈseɪ, plɪ- /
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a textile finish characterized by a puckered or blistered effect, produced by chemical treatment.
a usually lightweight fabric having this finish.
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Origin of plissé
1870–75; <French plissé, noun use of past participle of plisser to pleat; see ply2
Words nearby plissé
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How to use plissé in a sentence
It also used organza, compact crepe and cotton jersey plisse, among others.Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2014: Palazzo Fashion|Liza Foreman|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for plissé
/ (ˈpliːseɪ, ˈplɪs-) /
fabric with a wrinkled finish, achieved by treatment involving caustic sodacotton plissé
such a finish on a fabric
Word Origin for plissé
French plissé pleated, from plisser to pleat; see ply ²
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