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godet

Syllabification: go·det
Pronunciation: /ɡōˈdet
 
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Definition of godet in English:

noun

A triangular piece of material inserted in a dress, shirt, or glove to make it flared or for ornamentation.
Example sentences
  • Old-fashioned dressmaker details such as godets in skirts and slot seams look terrific.
  • The line seems to be centered around the circular: the godet garments are voluminous, yet cut so precisely as to allow them to be closed by a single button!
  • As you can see from the photos the suede skirt hangs softly almost in pleats, and the wool version shows the godet detail quite well.

Origin

late 19th century: from French.

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