Definition of organza in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɔːˈganzə


[mass noun]
  • A thin, stiff, transparent dress fabric made of silk or a synthetic yarn: [as modifier]: a silk organza skirt
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    • Inspired by the rich tradition of the sub-continent, Karuna has concentrated on pure fabrics like khadi, silks, organza, brocade, tissue, crepe and georgette.
    • There are lots of satin and technical fabrics which include silk jersey, duchess satin, silk satin, parachute silk, viscose organza, silk twill, cotton canvas and taffeta.
    • While she mainly stocks silk fabric with organza, most of the designs can also be acquired in a different and cheaper fabric.


early 19th century: probably from French organsin (see organzine).

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