Definition of crêpe de Chine in English:

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crêpe de Chine

Pronunciation: /ˌkreɪp də ˈʃiːn/
Pronunciation: /ˌkrɛp də ˈʃiːn/


[mass noun]
A fine crêpe of silk or similar fabric.
Example sentences
  • She might have been a little tired round the eyes, but in a vintage crepe de Chine tea dress and ‘Oh, these, they're ancient’ patent-leather Mary-Janes, it was hard not to envy her.


Late 19th century: French, literally 'crêpe of China'.

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