Definition of organzine in English:


Line breaks: or¦gan|zine
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːg(ə)nziːn
, -ˈganziːn/


[mass noun]
  • A silk thread made of strands twisted together in the contrary direction to that of each individual strand.
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    • Crepe is similar to organzine but is twisted to a much greater extent.


late 17th century: from French organsin, from Italian organzino, of unknown ultimate origin.

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