[ yahrn-dahyd ]
/ ˈyɑrnˌdaɪd /


(of fabrics) woven from yarns previously dyed (opposed to piece-dyed).

Nearby words

  1. yarkant he,
  2. yarmouth,
  3. yarmuk,
  4. yarmulke,
  5. yarn,
  6. yaroslavl,
  7. yarovize,
  8. yarra river,
  9. yarraman,
  10. yarran

Origin of yarn-dyed

First recorded in 1880–85

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Examples from the Web for yarn-dyed

  • Piece-dyed fabrics may be distinguished from yarn-dyed fabrics by unraveling threads of each kind.

    Textiles|William H. Dooley
  • A yarn-dyed cotton cloth, now imitated both in Europe and the United States, has made the name famous.

    Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
  • In case there is the same depth of color in the interior as on the surface, the fabric is yarn-dyed.

    Textiles|William H. Dooley
  • It is yarn-dyed in stripes or checks and was originally of Indian make.

    Textiles|William H. Dooley

British Dictionary definitions for yarn-dyed



(of fabric) dyed while still in yarn form, before being wovenCompare piece-dyed
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