Definition of crepe de chine in English:

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crepe de chine

Pronunciation: /ˌkrāp də ˈSHēn/
(also crepe de Chine)


A fine crepe of silk or similar fiber.
Example sentences
  • She might have been a little tired round the eyes, but in a vintage crepe de Chine tea dress and ‘Oh, these, they're ancient’ patent-leather Mary-Janes, it was hard not to envy her.


Late 19th century: French, literally 'crepe of China'.

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Syllabification: crepe de chine

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