Definition of duchesse in English:


Line breaks: du|chesse
Pronunciation: /duːˈʃɛs
, ˈdʌtʃɪs
, -ɛs/


  • 1 (also duchesse satin) [mass noun] A soft, heavy, glossy kind of satin, usually of silk: [as modifier]: a mauve duchesse evening dress
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    • Her duchesse satin jacket has the potential to be one of the hits of the collection.
    • The bride, given in marriage by her father Nickey, looked radiant in an ivory strapless duchesse satin dress with beaded neckline.
    • The makers of white duchesse satin are upping production.
  • 2A chaise longue resembling two armchairs linked by a stool.
  • 3 (also duchesse dressing table) A dressing table with a pivoting mirror.
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    • I saw my self-esteem fading as I angled the duchesse mirror to contemplate the horror of my decayed teeth.


late 18th century (in sense 2): from French, literally 'duchess'.

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