Definition of crêpe in English:


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Pronunciation: /kreɪp


  • 1 [mass noun] (also crape) A light, thin fabric with a wrinkled surface: [as modifier]: a crêpe bandage
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    • In the 1920s the calf-length tweed skirt with a crêpe de chine blouse epitomised the British look.
    • But the entire exercise becomes can become strenuous when it is done on crape and georgette sarees, as the material is very fine to work on.
    • The glittering sapphire fabric, crepe accented with tiny diamantés, highlighted her blue eyes, and pale blonde hair.
  • 1.1 (also crêpe rubber) Hard-wearing wrinkled rubber, used for the soles of shoes.
  • 2 /also krɛp/ A thin pancake.
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    • More generally, cooked in a thin layer in the bottom of a frying pan, a batter makes pancakes or crêpes.
    • These are little rice flour crêpes, served hot and stuffed with pork, mushrooms, onion and coriander.
    • The portobello crêpe comes with grilled mushrooms, mozzarella, roasted potato, and superbly pitched pesto, and is a subtle delight.



(also crêpy) adjective
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  • If you have a well-conditioned skin and use a Nivea cleanser and toner and are really happy with that but have a crêpy neck and it's something you really dislike, you could go to Boots and buy a standard neck cream for about £12.


late 18th century: French, from Old French crespe 'curled, frizzed', from Latin crispus.

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