Definition of taffeta in English:

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taffeta

Pronunciation: /ˈtafədə/

noun

A fine lustrous silk or similar synthetic fabric with a crisp texture.
Example sentences
  • Gowns in black, burnished orange, cognac and pale pink easily communicate the rock princess vibe, especially when combined with silk taffeta, velvets and plush taffetas.
  • The shapes are a lot more feminine, the fabrics - taffeta, silk and lace - are a lot more feminine, and there are more textures involved.
  • Will you hear the crisp crackle of silk taffeta or did you just use glazed cotton which will make no sound at all?

Origin

Late Middle English (originally denoting a plain-weave silk): from Old French taffetas or medieval Latin taffata, based on Persian tāftan 'to shine'.

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Syllabification: taf·fe·ta

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