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batiste Syllabification: ba·tiste
Pronunciation: /bəˈtēst/

Definition of batiste in English:


A fine, light linen or cotton fabric resembling cambric.
Example sentences
  • Rolled-hem feet are designed for fine to mediumweight fabrics such as cotton batiste, broadcloth and handkerchief linen.
  • It's used to create decorative openwork stitching on tightly woven fabrics such as linen and fine batiste.
  • The favourite of clothing designers is cotton batiste or silk organza.


Early 19th century: from French (earlier batiche); probably related to battre 'to beat'.

Words that rhyme with batiste

arriviste, artiste, beast, dirigiste, east, feast, least, Mideast, modiste, northeast, piste, priest, southeast, uncreased, unreleased, yeast
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