cam·​bric ˈkām-brik How to pronounce cambric (audio)
: a fine thin white linen fabric
: a cotton fabric that resembles cambric

Examples of cambric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His legs were clad in formfitting buckskins, and his strong shoulders and muscled arms were hidden only by the thin cambric of a white shirt, tucked loosely into his waistband. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 17 Feb. 2022

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Word History


Dutch Kamerijk Cambrai, France

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cambric was in the 14th century

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“Cambric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


cam·​bric ˈkām-brik How to pronounce cambric (audio)
: a fine thin white linen or cotton fabric

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