Definition of Chantilly lace in English:

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Chantilly lace

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noun

[mass noun]
A delicate kind of bobbin lace.
Example sentences
  • The stand-out pieces here were her beautifully tailored tweed jackets, which were often paired with dressy tulle, Chantilly lace and organza skirts.
  • The bride wore a gown of satin and Chantilly lace.
  • For the more daring there were tight semi-transparent Chantilly lace shirts which left little to the imagination.

Origin

Mid 19th century: named after Chantilly (see Chantilly cream).

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