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jacquard Syllabification: jac·quard
Pronunciation: /ˈjakərd/

Definition of jacquard in English:


1An apparatus with perforated cards, fitted to a loom to facilitate the weaving of figured and brocaded fabrics.
1.1A fabric made on a loom fitted with a jacquard, with an intricate variegated pattern.
Example sentences
  • The company offers its customers multi-textured materials, including hand-loomed cottons, cotton canvases, linens, hemps, silks, jacquards, chenilles and velvets in muted earth tones as well as rich, primary colours.
  • Prints return on textured grounds, such as jacquards, linens and surface-interest weaves.
  • Some of the fabrics highlighted were silk/cotton double-face duchesse satin, silk/linen jacquards and a new subtle threecolor iridescent taffeta.


Early 19th century: named after Joseph M. Jacquard (1787–1834), French weaver and inventor.

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