Definition of homespun in English:


Line breaks: home|spun
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmspʌn


  • 2(Of cloth or yarn) made or spun at home.
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    • Both male and female folk costumes made of homespun cloth and sheepskin were multi-colored and featured intricate embroidery.
    • In the past, clothing was most often rough homespun cloth made from their own cotton, but today manufactured fabric or store-bought clothes are increasingly common.
    • The early immigrants were usually clothed in homespun cloth and caps.
  • 2.1Denoting a coarse handwoven fabric similar to tweed.
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    • Silently, Myra helped me slip the red dress off, and I quickly dressed myself in the thick homespun trousers and woolen shirt.
    • Women wear long, homespun skirts and sweaters.
    • He was barely adolescent and wore rough, homespun clothes and a round, hard top hat exactly the same as Adam had sported as a boy.


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  • Homespun cloth: clad in homespun
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    • Gloria Sáez's attractive costumes for the solo singers were designed to flatter the figure, with flowing velvet for the nobility and homespun for the commoners.
    • The cloths she made for her family always looked of finer quality then normal homespun, and wore even longer.
    • On embarking for the court, Joan traded her red gown of peasant homespun for elite male garb.

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