Definition of shantung in English:

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shantung

Pronunciation: /SHanˈtəNG/

noun

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.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Shantung (see Shandong), where it was originally made.

Words that rhyme with shantung

among, bung, clung, dung, flung, hung, lung, outflung, rung, slung, sprung, strung, stung, sung, swung, tongue, underslung, wrung, young
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