Definition of chintz in English:
Printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery: [as modifier]: floral chintz curtains
More example sentences
- In addition, ‘Tropiques,’ a polyester/cotton printed chintz, is going into more bedding and draperies.
- Fabrics varied, and included calendared or glazed fabrics of wool, plain or floral printed calicos and muslins, and glazed chintz monochrome or polychrome prints.
- Typical of fine Indian chintz, the cotton is not printed, but mordant-painted and resistdyed.
early 17th century (as chints, plural of chint, denoting a stained or painted calico cloth imported from India): from Hindi chīṃṭ 'spattering, stain'.
Definition of chintz in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia