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 Think Rejina Pyo leather jackets, Martine Rose chambray shirts, and Simon Miller slip dresses. Eliza Huber,, "Nordstrom’s Black Friday Sale Is On Now — & Here Are 20 Can’t-Miss Items," 23 Nov. 2020 Classic navy creates a moody backdrop, and a chambray or denim-inspired blue is a casual, timeless shade that can be paired with nearly anything. Washington Post, "Pandemic and other 2020 angst getting you down? There’s a color for that.," 17 Sep. 2020 Within a few days, Kuschel had gathered a half dozen volunteers in her studio to begin producing the masks from her existing stock of cotton, poplin and chambray fabrics. Tony Bravo,, "On the bright side: Which San Francisco fashion designer is making much-needed coronavirus masks?," 8 Apr. 2020 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

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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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“Chambray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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