cash·​mere ˈkazh-ˌmir How to pronounce cashmere (audio)
: fine wool from the undercoat of the cashmere goat
also : a yarn of this wool
: a soft twilled fabric made originally from cashmere

Examples of cashmere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The official start of fall is days away, and Zegna and The Elder Statesman made sure a select set of Los Angeles VIPs are armed and ready with a new collection of cozy cashmere thanks to a pair of parties on Wednesday evening. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Sep. 2023 Filled with woodsy notes like cedar, guaiac, and cashmere woods, along with patchouli, amber, and moss—lightened by tuberose, star anise, rockrose, and cardamom—this candle is perfect for giving your home a warm, old world elegance. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2023 Guy then posted a thread on how to purchase a quality cashmere sweater which brought in an audience that hadn’t considered clothes carefully before. James Powel, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 Is there anything more decadent than being swaddled in the best cashmere sweaters? Paula Lee, Glamour, 30 Aug. 2023 It's topped with a layer of blended cashmere for regulating temperature. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 30 Aug. 2023 Throw them on with boyfriend-style jeans and a light cashmere sweater for an airport ensemble, with shorts and a loose linen button-up at the beach, or even with a breezy summer dress when strolling around European cities (especially given the recent heat waves!). Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 Angelina Jolie was then photographed in 50 shades of beige—a cashmere camel suit—while heading to the theatre in New York. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 21 Aug. 2023 While soft sofas and cashmere throws are a simple way to create a more peaceful space, larger design projects can also make a huge difference. Tatjana Freund, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Cashmere (Kashmir)

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cashmere was in 1684

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“Cashmere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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cash·​mere ˈkazh-ˌmi(ə)r How to pronounce cashmere (audio)
: fine wool from the undercoat of cashmere goats
: a soft yarn or fabric once made from cashmere wool but now often from sheep's wool

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