crepe de chine

noun, often capitalized second C
\ ˌkrāp-də-ˈshēn How to pronounce crepe de chine (audio) \
variants: or crêpe de chine

Definition of crepe de chine

: a soft fine or sheer clothing crepe especially of silk

Examples of crepe de chine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall plant sales, garden tours and more," 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall plant sales, garden tours and more," 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 6 Sep. 2019 Very much more often they are made of crepe de chine, or, failing that, of Japanese silk. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "WWI’s Zeppelin Bombings Popularized the Trend of ‘Pyjamas’," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of crepe de chine

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crepe de chine

French crêpe de Chine, literally, China crepe

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4 Dec 2019

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“Crepe de chine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepe%20de%20chine. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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