a medium-weight or light-weight fabric of acetate, nylon, rayon, or silk, usually smooth, crisp, and lustrous, plain-woven, and with a fine crosswise rib effect.
any of various other fabrics of silk, linen, wool, etc., in use at different periods.
of or resembling taffeta.
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How to use taffeta in a sentence
In the Forum Club, there is taffeta and lace, leather and gold.
Absurd as that taffeta dress was for a child of her age, it seemed to her an armor against all disaster.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
Heres a piece of ribbon to tie it with, if you wont cut it off, said Winona, reappearing with a wide length of blue taffeta.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
Just look at him, with an old taffeta whigmaleerie tied to his back, like Paddy from Cork, with his coat buttoned behind!
It was a blue taffeta, very stiff and rustling, trimmed with plaid taffeta and black buttons.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
taffeta is one of the oldest weaves known, silk under this name having been in constant use since the fourteenth century.Textiles | William H. Dooley
British Dictionary definitions for taffeta
a crisp lustrous plain-weave silk, rayon, etc, used esp for women's clothes
(as modifier): a taffeta petticoat
any of various similar fabrics
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