charmeuse

noun
char·meuse | \(ˌ)shär-ˈmüz, -ˈmüs, -ˈmyüz, -ˈmərz, -ˈməz\

Definition of charmeuse 

: a fine semilustrous crepe in satin weave

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An ultra smooth surface, like lustrous charmeuse, creates far less friction than say a nubby cotton. Southern Living, "Why Mama Sleeps On a Silk Pillowcase," 16 Feb. 2017 An ultra smooth surface, like lustrous charmeuse, creates far less friction than say a nubby cotton. Southern Living, "Why Mama Sleeps On a Silk Pillowcase," 16 Feb. 2017 An ultra smooth surface, like lustrous charmeuse, creates far less friction than say a nubby cotton. Southern Living, "Why Mama Sleeps On a Silk Pillowcase," 16 Feb. 2017 The collection relies on neutrals such as black and beige in sheer georgette and satin weave charmeuse and features many of the house's signature motifs, including lush lace and vibrant florals. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dolce & Gabbana Introduces a Collection of Hijabs and Abayas," 5 Jan. 2016 Standout pieces such as the red silk charmeuse overalls had a more violent connotation, representing blood splatter: a symbolic bitterness of a woman being forced back into her role as a housewife. Liana Satenstein, Marie Claire, "Maki Oh Spring 2014 Collection," 11 Sep. 2013 The dress's sweetheart neckline was lent a dose of '90s-style minimalism through the addition of nude-pink silk charmeuse trim. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Brie Larson Has the Perfect LBD For Date Night Dressing in New York City," 9 Aug. 2017 An ultra smooth surface, like lustrous charmeuse, creates far less friction than say a nubby cotton. Southern Living, "Why Mama Sleeps On a Silk Pillowcase," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of charmeuse

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charmeuse

French, feminine of charmeur charmer, from charmer to charm

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