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cretonne Syllabification: cre·tonne
Pronunciation: /ˈkrētän/
/krəˈtän/

Definition of cretonne in English:

noun

A heavy cotton fabric, typically with a floral pattern printed on one or both sides, used for upholstery.
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.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with cretonne

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