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 Thin, crepe de chine sheaths are not the ideal option when there’s snow on the ground. Rachel Besser, Vogue, "16 Warm Winter Dresses To Seize The Day In," 27 Jan. 2021 My marker for finding a good clothing deal is always material and this dress looks far more luxe than the price would suggest in crepe de chine and lace. Willow Lindley, Vogue, "Feels Like a Steal: A Wear in, Wear Out Dress for a Price You Can’t Beat," 18 Sep. 2020 The green silk crepe de chine belted dress by HVN features a print of tiny tennis players. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Duchess Kate Serves an Ace with a Tennis-Inspired Dress," 10 July 2020 Unexpectedly soft fabrics Step into the world of silk, satin, or crepe de chine. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "The 12 Best Work Pants to Wear If You’re Done With Sweats," 19 May 2020 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 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

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Crepe de chine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepe%20de%20chine. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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