Share this entry

cretonne
American English: /ˈkritɑn/
British English: /krɛˈtɒn/
, /ˈkrɛtɒn/

Translation of cretonne in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • It was furnished like the maid's rooms and the bed here was of painted iron with a cretonne bedspread.
    • The outer cover has a top of floral and striped cretonne and a backing of faded pink cotton.
    • But the cretonnes and tapestries of Merton are coarse and almost clumsy compared with these exquisite stuffs.

Definition of cretonne in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day

    portero

    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.