Definition of challis in English:

challis

Line breaks: chal|lis
Pronunciation: /ˈʃalɪs
 
, ˈʃali
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A lightweight soft clothing fabric made from silk and worsted.
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    • Choose a variety of coordinating prints and solids in fabrics like crinkled and/or patterned velvet or velveteen, lightweight brocade, satin, wool, rayon challis and mediumweight silk.
    • Very loosely woven fabrics, fluid fabrics such as rayon challis and some hand-woven fabrics may need more staystitching to control stretching and raveling.
    • A subtle palette of brown and white accented with deep blue is the common thread that runs throughout the house - in dark wood furniture and tactile fabrics, such as mohair, linen, tattersall, and challis.

Origin

mid 19th century: origin uncertain; perhaps from the surname Challis.

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