char·​meuse | \ (ˌ)shär-ˈmüz How to pronounce charmeuse (audio) , -ˈmüs, -ˈmyüz, -ˈmərz, -ˈməz \

Definition of charmeuse

: a fine semilustrous crepe in satin weave

Examples of charmeuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Serena’s baby news (and her ivory silk charmeuse maternity set, a real find in a prison for war criminals) warms her up, reminds Rita of their bond over baby Nichole, and hearkens back to that chat in the Waterford kitchen. Hillary Kelly, Vulture, 5 May 2021 Peter wore a Hugo Boss tuxedo for the wedding with a silk charmeuse bowtie from Charvet. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2021 Featuring a faint butterfly pattern, plunging neckline and lightweight charmeuse fabric, this dress is a dream. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 21 Dec. 2020 While picking up her three-year-old daughter from school in New York City yesterday, Shayk wore a neon-yellow silk-charmeuse camisole and matching midi skirt by Cami NYC. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Oct. 2020 These 100% charmeuse silk pillow covers come in an array of colors, and even a leopard print. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, 6 Aug. 2020 The first is comprised of wardrobe staples, including slips made of stretch charmeuse, high-waist trousers, and linen shirtdresses. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2020 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of charmeuse was in 1907

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18 May 2021

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“Charmeuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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