Definition of cambric in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkambrɪk/
Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪmbrɪk/


[mass noun]
A lightweight, closely woven white linen or cotton fabric.
Example sentences
  • The coif, we know from the accounts, was of cambric lace; there were gloves of white linen and fine cotton wool to dry up the oil after the anointing.
  • The tent was made of reinforced cambric, fawn coloured, with sewn - in groundsheet, and at each end a circular sleeve-door and ventilator.
  • His work that will be exhibited to mark the world cup, Football Print, is a graphic piece using cambric and wall paint as a medium.


Late Middle English: from Kamerijk, Flemish form of Cambrai, a town in northern France, where it was originally made. Compare with chambray.

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