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yarn-dyed

[yahrn-dahyd]
adjective
  1. (of fabrics) woven from yarns previously dyed (opposed to piece-dyed).
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Origin of yarn-dyed

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for yarn-dyed

Historical Examples

  • It is yarn-dyed in stripes or checks and was originally of Indian make.

    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

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

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for yarn-dyed

yarn-dyed

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