chambray

noun

cham·​bray ˈsham-ˌbrā How to pronounce chambray (audio)
-brē
: a lightweight clothing fabric with colored warp and white filling yarns

Examples of chambray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dressed unassumingly in jeans, a chambray shirt, work boots and a baseball cap — the sober worker’s uniform of a typical mid-1970s male artist — Robert Irwin would stride into the university seminar room wearing one additional enhancement: a sly and blissful grin. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 If that’s not enough, you'll be impressed by the range of colors available for these joggers, including everything from bold sunset glow to classic chambray blue. Courtney Leiva, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 Giuseppe’s band collar beneath a rumpled chambray jacket seemed note-perfect for a poet at a dinner party. The Styles Desk, New York Times, 24 Aug. 2023 Panettiere wore a denim chambray button-down shirt, with a full makeup look, including a nude pinkish lip gloss and shimmery pink eyeshadow that work together to highlight her pink hair. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 Cut two pieces of chambray fabric that measure 25 x 28 inches. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Jeanne Damas chronicled a classic day-to-night transition (denim, white tee, chambray, and red pumps exchanged for a slinky onyx dress), an ethos echoed by model Cherif Douamba and his assemblage of outfits and accessories. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 8 July 2023 The materials are soft to the touch, and there's a wide variety of them to choose from (percale, linen, chambray, and flannel). Michelle Rostamian, Peoplemag, 22 June 2023 Choose from a chambray material or faux leather material. Phoebe Sklansky, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

irregular from Cambrai, France

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chambray was in 1787

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Cite this Entry

“Chambray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chambray. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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chambray

noun
cham·​bray ˈsham-ˌbrā How to pronounce chambray (audio)
-brē
: a lightweight clothing fabric with colored and white yarns
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