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shirr

Syllabification: shirr
Pronunciation: /SHər
 
/

Definition of shirr in English:

verb

[with object]
1Gather (an area of fabric or part of a garment) by means of drawn or elasticized threads in parallel rows: (as adjective shirred) a swimsuit with a shirred front (as noun shirring) shirring is flattering to all figure types
More example sentences
  • Rosie's bath picks up the bedroom's palette in the pastel yellow wallpaper scattered with flowers and a soft shirred fabric that conceals the contents in the vanity's tall cabinets.
  • Instead of getting too lost in my suddenly changed world, I remember she was wearing a green and blue plaid dress with some pastel shirring on the bib area, black Mary Janes and blue tights.
  • By shirring the sleeves and quilting the cuffs the moiré blended well with the brocade pattern.
2US Bake (an egg without its shell).
Example sentences
  • Silver lids were lifted to reveal English-style bacon, shirred eggs, salmon quiche studded with caviar, and a selection of summer fruits and berries served in an elegantly carved melon.
  • Variations of the basic shirred egg may include the addition of herbs, cheese, and/or cream.
  • When I get around to shirring an egg, I'll try this.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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