cham·​bray | \ ˈsham-ˌbrā How to pronounce chambray (audio) , -brē \

Definition of chambray

: a lightweight clothing fabric with colored warp and white filling yarns

Examples of chambray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like this versatile and on-trend chambray shirt, for instance, which pairs well with chinos or dress pants or even jeans. Staff, CNN Underscored, "Underscored's top 50 of 2019: The best in home, tech and style," 19 Dec. 2019 Companion gifts for these: A sturdy, handsome apron, like the chambray or denim aprons with leather straps at Crate & Barrel (about $30 and $40). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gift guide: 2019 cookbooks and companion goodies for food and drink lovers," 5 Dec. 2019 Think beyond the Canadian tuxedo and throw on a longline jean jacket over your chambray shirt and cuffed denim trousers. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "How to Put Together a Perfect Fall Denim Outfit, According to Street Style," 5 Nov. 2019 The model sported an oversize chambray shirt with the sleeves left unbuttoned, a piece not unlike the wacky, ’90s-era garb of Will Smith during his Fresh Prince years. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Puts a Supermodel Spin on the Canadian Tuxedo," 29 Aug. 2019 Reacting to all of the action from the sidelines, Meghan Markle was dressed in a chambray shirt, complimented with a grey jacket and was consistently clapping in view of the fans at home. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Meghan Markle Showed Her Support for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open Because Game Recognizes Game," 7 Sep. 2019 Messenger bag chambray celiac vice seitan, tbh ugh bushwick hoodie woke. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "After Seattle Times alert flub inspires jokes on Reddit, Seattle musician creates hipster parody of ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’," 21 Aug. 2019 Take, for example, this summer’s chambray bodysuit. Washington Post, "Billion-dollar baby: How Carter’s became a staple of just about every child’s wardrobe," 25 July 2019 The princess appears to have worn a floral dress with a blue head-wrap for the big day, and brought along a chambray shirt for another, more casual event that weekend: karaoke. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Beatrice Attended Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner's Second, Wild West-Themed Wedding," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of chambray

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chambray

irregular from Cambrai, France

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The first known use of chambray was in 1787

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4 Jan 2020

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“Chambray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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