Share this entry

peau de soie Syllabification: peau de soie
Pronunciation: /ˌpō də ˈswä/

Definition of peau de soie in English:


A smooth, finely ribbed satin fabric of silk or rayon.


Mid 19th century: French, literally 'skin of silk'.

Definition of peau de soie in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources