crepe de Chine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crepe de Chine a very thin crepe of silk or silklike fabric
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crêpe de Chine Canton crape or an inferior gauzy fabric resembling it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. de Chine of China

Usage

In literature:

Don't wear your scarlet CREPE-DE-CHINE for dinner, and don't smoke if you can help it, Lily dear!
"House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
She was no more a part of it than a crepe de chine ball dress or a bit of rose china.
"The Golden Snare" by James Oliver Curwood
She had on one of those absurd pink muslin nightgowns, artfully designed to look like crepe de chine.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
I believe our charmeuse, ninons and crepe-de-Chines to be unrivalled in town, Sir.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, April 16, 1919" by Various
I wore a sort of Neapolitan shirt of blue crepe de Chine and old lace, with a white front.
"Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood)" by Marie Bashkirtseff
A skirt of burnt-orange serge of homespun or linen, and shirt-waists of orange linen or crepe de chine.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
For the crepes (crepe de chine, crepe georgette) only two shuttles are needed, while plaids and other articles are made with more shuttles.
"Theory Of Silk Weaving" by Arnold Wolfensberger
So it was with Anne in her pink crepe de Chine.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
Anne's dainty white crepe de chine frock made her look anything but a theatrical star.
"Grace Harlowe's Fourth Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
Material Crepe de chine or any other soft, clinging fabric.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
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In news:

Crepe de chine blouse, Castle Starr, $356.
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