Definition of moire in English:
Silk fabric that has been subjected to heat and pressure rollers after weaving to give it a rippled appearance.
- Wall coverings include florals, ticking, toile, and moirés depending on the level of formality.
- In the firm's classic line, pure silk moire is making a comeback, and black is back.
- The term moiré, by the way, comes from watered silk, as mentioned in Pepys' Diary.
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1(Of silk) having a rippled, lustrous finish.
- Now they carried the 60 feet of pale rose-colored moiré silk to the pit and held them high above the mud.
- Mannish cropped trousers were paired with masculine grey flannel coats covered in subdued moiré swirls, perfect black capes lined in printed silk, and short coachman mantles edged in white mink.
- The firm's voile fabrics had a moire effect created by weaving three different colored nylon layers together.
1.1Denoting or showing a pattern of irregular wavy lines produced by the superposition at a slight angle of two sets of closely spaced lines.
- The knifed-on ellipses stand out in slight relief against multicolored grounds of poured and squeegeed paint that sometimes imitate woodgrain or moire patterns.
- The two surfaces of bright dipped anodised mesh create a moire pattern and conceal the aluminium tube substructure to which the rear piece of the boxes is fixed.
- Though lavishly illustrated, the photos are marred in many cases by inaccurate captions or even moiré patterns that any skilled scanner operator could have avoided.
Mid 17th century: French moire 'mohair' (the original fabric); the variant moiré 'given a watered appearance' (past participle of moirer, from moire).
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