or silk·o·line, silk·o·lene
[ sil-kuh-leen ]
/ ˌsɪl kəˈlin /
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a soft, thin cotton fabric with a smooth finish, for curtains, bedspreads, garment linings, etc.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of silkaline
1895–1900, Americanism;silk + -aline, alteration of -oline, as in crinoline
Words nearby silkaline
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British Dictionary definitions for silkaline
/ (ˌsɪlkəˈliːn) /
a fine smooth cotton fabric used for linings, etc
Word Origin for silkaline
C20: from silk + -aline, from -oline as in crinoline
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