Definition of watered silk in English:

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watered silk

noun

Silk that has been treated in such a way as to give it a wavy, lustrous finish.
Example sentences
  • These techniques give walls the dramatic effect of crushed velvet, parchment, chamois leather, watered silk or brocade.
  • The softly blurred, photograph-like images glow with a hypnotic intensity that recalls the texture of watered silk.
  • When the cardinal later came to the seminary at Mundelein, a trainbearer was needed to carry his twenty-foot train of scarlet watered silk.

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Syllabification: wa·tered silk

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