Definition of chambray in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃambreɪ/


[mass noun]
A cloth with a white weft and a coloured warp.
Example sentences
  • Other than the special sizing application, the greige fabrics are made of the same fibers, yarns and constructions as standard chambray or denim fabrics.
  • To produce cloth, yarn was ‘put out’ to local handweavers who made bed ticking, stripes, checks, chambray, ginghams, plaids, sheetings and shirtings.
  • She wore a white linen chambray shirt that buttoned in the front with pearl buttons.


Early 19th century (originally US): formed irregularly from Cambrai, the name of a town in northern France, where it was originally made. Compare with cambric.

Words that rhyme with chambray

chambré, hombre, ombré

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