Definition of Lurex in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlo͝orˌeks/
(also lurex)


A type of yarn or fabric that incorporates a glittering metallic thread.
Example sentences
  • Also, introduced for the first time in the United States were dimensional cut velvet jacquards with gold lurex.
  • The winning nomination, according to the team of judges was, ‘Awarded for a fur-like, silver lurex shiny fabric, with lustre and matte finish interwoven.’
  • Organza makes a great splash along with tulle, lace, elegant luxury fabrics combined with glittering Chantilly, crushed velvet, jersey with lurex and iridescent cady.


1940s: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with Lurex

Durex, murex

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Syllabification: Lur·ex

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