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ruche

Syllabification: ruche
Pronunciation: /ro͞oSH
 
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Definition of ruche in English:

noun

A frill or pleat of fabric as decoration on a garment or home furnishing.
Example sentences
  • The cushions and pillows and bolster were all bright red, as was the canopy that draped itself over the posts of her bed and dangled in soft muslin ruches.
  • Her dress was of soft creamy-white satin merveilleux, trimmed round the train with a deep frayed ruche of the material.

Origin

early 19th century: from French, from medieval Latin rusca 'tree bark', of Celtic origin.

Derivatives

ruched

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Shown is the ruched front camisole in buttercup with cream lace with matching panty.
  • Her Quaker-inspired picnic clothing is casual and fun with puffball hemlines, ruched details and delicate embroidery all in bright shades of orange and light yellow.
  • Try the paisley floral pink, lime and mocha print in an elegant strappy swimsuit or a stripe bikini with ruched side pants.

ruching

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Top fashion finds: anything mod, trench coats, Eighties ruching, vintage Chanel and Adolfo tweedy jackets, thirties movie star silk charmeuse gowns, seventies high-waist jeans and denim skirts a la Chloe.
  • The signature cut is skin-tight to the nth degree and accessorized with minimal ruching detailing, Swarovski crystals, bias ruffles, lacing, and fur.
  • Asymmetry, flamboyant ruching and fabric combinations play key roles in the duo's collection.

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