Definition of organdy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôrɡəndē/
(also organdie)

noun (plural organdies)

A fine translucent cotton or silk fabric that is usually stiffened and used for women’s clothing.
Example sentences
  • Handloom materials including churidhars with hand-designed embroidery, phulkari, shadow and mirror works in cotton and organdy along with hand-woven silk saris catch the onlookers' attention.
  • If in doubt about the design's stability, sandwich a layer of sheer fabric, such as organdy, organza or tulle, with the water-soluble stabilizer prior to stitching.
  • Organza is similar to cotton organdy except it is made with silk and is transparent.


Early 19th century: from French organdi, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: or·gan·dy

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