Definition of grosgrain in English:

grosgrain

Line breaks: gros|grain
Pronunciation: /ˈgrəʊgreɪn
 
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noun

  • A heavy ribbed fabric, typically of silk or rayon.
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    • Thus did the trousers come to be made of the same cloth and color as the coat, uniform-style, for example, and facing lapels to be made with rich silk grosgrain, among other subtle changes.
    • Finish front with bias tape, 1-1/2 inch wide grosgrain or fabric strip sewn to edges and turned into inside and stitched down creating a facing.
    • You could not speak of sucking the hats' bowls to your face, or of licking the grosgrain of their sweat-darkened ribbons: there was no way to explain why you even wanted this.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, 'coarse grain' (see also grogram).

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