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Meaning of MOIRE

Pronunciation:  mwâ'rey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
  2. [adj]  of silk fabric; having a wavelike pattern

MOIRE is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: patterned, watered, watered-silk
 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Moire\, n. [F. Cf. {Mohair}.]
1. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an
   Asiatic goat; afterwards, any textile fabric to which a
   watered appearance is given in the process of calendering.

2. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance produced upon
   either textile fabrics or metallic surfaces.

{Moire antique}, a superior kind of thick moire.

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