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dimity

Syllabification: dim·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈdimitē
 
/

Definition of dimity in English:

noun

A hard-wearing, sheer cotton fabric woven with raised stripes or checks.
Example sentences
  • Truss a few starlets into whalebone corsets and swathe them in yards of dimity.

Origin

late Middle English: from Italian dimito or medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimitos, from di- 'twice' + mitos 'warp thread'; the origin of the final -y is unknown.

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