Definition of swansdown in English:


Syllabification: swans·down
Pronunciation: /ˈswänzˌdoun
(also swan's down)


  • 1The fine down of a swan, used for trimmings and powder puffs.
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    • Everything about her shimmers and shines, all softened by beautiful white swansdown and feathers.
    • On the chest, there is a shaped cloth panel which is decorated with swansdown, rhinestones and mirrors.
    • It was a fancy version of the scarf and could be made of swansdown or fur.
  • 2A thick cotton fabric with a soft nap on one side, used especially for baby clothes.
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    • The weavers emigrated to the Austrian Low Countries, especially to Mouscron, where production of swansdown was allowed since 1758.
  • 2.1A soft, thick fabric made from wool mixed with a little silk or cotton.

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