Definition of revers in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈvir/
Pronunciation: /rēˈvir/ Pronunciation: /rəˈver/ Pronunciation: /rēˈver/

noun (plural same )

The turned-back edge of a garment revealing the undersurface, especially at the lapel.
Example sentences
  • For the judges, the robes are mainly black, though they have broad red satin revers and cuffs.
  • The revers of the hood are covered in black velvet.
  • In a 1920s suit that is featured in the exhibition, the white lining of the black jacket extends to the revers, or lapel facings, a typical Chanel detail that was taken from men's military uniforms.


Mid 19th century: from French, literally 'reverse'.

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Syllabification: re·vers

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