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Syllabification: shan·tung
Pronunciation: /SHanˈtəNG

Definition of shantung in English:


A dress fabric spun from tussore silk with random irregularities in the surface texture.
Example sentences
  • They makes gorgeous silk shantung and taffeta dresses that are amazingly flattering and come in every color.
  • Fabrics include canvas in different weights, linens, cotton and silk poplins, piquets, silk canvas, shantung, cotton jersey and all the classic ‘suit’ fabrics.
  • For Miu Miu she went back to the 1950s, with large geometric prints based on curtain and furnishing fabrics, heavy slubbed silk and shantung.


late 19th century: from Shantung (see Shandong), where it was originally made.

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