- a cotton or linen fabric of open weave used for bunting, curtains, etc.
- Theater. a piece of such fabric used as a drop, border, or the like, for creating the illusion of a solid wall or backdrop under certain lighting conditions or creating a semitransparent curtain when lit from behind.
Origin of scrim
Examples from the Web for scrim
Contemporary Examples of scrim
To my horror, he was romping with a girl on a white beach, a scrim of sand dusting her tan skin.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
The endless succession of quotation marks is its own contrivance, a scrim between Shields and the world.Is Fiction Worthless? David Shields Think So
February 8, 2013
He layered a scrim of black chiffon over lingerie-style dresses in red, and he adorned a bare, purple slip dress with gems.Paris Fall Fashion Week 2012: A Finale at Yves Saint Laurent
March 7, 2012
Historical Examples of scrim
Well, I was ready for any scrim of a shortage—I mean any sort of a scrimmage.Frank Merriwell's Races
Burt L. Standish
She asked this question after she had shown the scrim curtains she had found and brought home with her.The Daughter of the Storage
William Dean Howells
I've lost my check-book somewhere in the scrim, and so I wonder if you'd send her some money.The Return of the Soldier
Both of them, peering through the scrim curtains, saw a tall white figure disappear into the spring-house.A Woman Named Smith
Marie Conway Oemler
Take a square of scrim or Hardanger canvas eight inches large.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft
Effie Archer Archer
- an open-weave muslin or hessian fabric, used in upholstery, lining, building, and in the theatre to create the illusion of a solid wall or to suggest haziness, etc, according to the lighting
Word Origin for scrim
"upholstery lining," 1792, of unknown origin.