Definition of devoré in English:


Line breaks: de¦voré
Pronunciation: /dəˈvɔːreɪ
(also devore)


[usually as modifier]
A velvet fabric with a pattern formed by burning the pile away with acid: a devoré top
More example sentences
  • Blair says, ‘What I've done is soften the colours, bleach and fade the prints in some cases, and put them on chiffons or devoré velvets.’
  • It was during his college years that he learnt his trademark and highly specialised craft of working with a silk and velvet mix known as devore velvet.
  • Burnt out devore velvets will be a strong fashion as they look great in rich jewel tones.


1990s: from French dévoré, literally 'devoured', past participle of dévorer.

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