Definition of sarsenet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsärsnət/
(also sarcenet)


A fine, soft silk fabric used as a lining material and in dressmaking.


Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French sarzinett, perhaps a diminutive of sarzin 'Saracen', suggested by Old French drap sarrasinois 'Saracen cloth'.

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Syllabification: sarse·net

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