Definition of dupion in English:


Syllabification: du·pi·on
Pronunciation: /ˈdo͞opēˌän
(also dupioni /ˌdo͞opēˈōnē/ or silk dupion)


  • 1A rough slubbed silk fabric woven from the threads of double cocoons.
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    • The bag body is a beautiful floral printed linen and the pleat is melon pink silk dupion.
    • The ensemble was in deep red silk dupion with kantha, aariwork and crystal embellishments.
    • Other fabrics used include Khadi blended with modal, Lycra blended with dupion or raw silk, a finer version of Noil silk, which reduces the piling effect of a fabric which otherwise drapes well.
  • 1.1An imitation of silk dupion with other fibers.


early 19th century (in the sense 'double cocoon'): from French doupion, from Italian doppione, from doppio 'double'.

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