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souple

[ suhp-uhl ]
/ ˈsʌp əl /
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noun
silk from which only a portion of the sericin has been removed.
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Also called souple silk .

Origin of souple

1885–90; short for French soie souple supple silk
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How to use souple in a sentence

  • No dog can kill her—that's a clear case; but souple as she is, a silver bullet is the only messenger that can overtake her.

  • On remarque chez lui une imagination souple et vive, une constante aspiration la force, la noblesse, la majest.

  • "Bright" has a brilliant luster, while "souple" has more of a dull, subdued appearance.

    Theory Of Silk Weaving|Arnold Wolfensberger
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