Definition of moreen in English:


Syllabification: mo·reen
Pronunciation: /môˈrēn, mə-


  • A strong, ribbed cotton or wool fabric, used chiefly for curtains and upholstery.
    More example sentences
    • The couple covered the seats with mid-eighteenth-century English wool moreen.
    • The mahogany easy chair and settee covered with blue moreen may have been standard forms with fixed upholstery and the chintz cover was probably for that settee.
    • Morine is a variation of moreen, a British heavy fabric with horizontal filling and a moire finish, woven either in worsted or cotton.


mid 17th century: perhaps a fanciful formation from moire.

More definitions of moreen

Definition of moreen in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
a small amount; a little