dim·​i·​ty ˈdi-mə-tē How to pronounce dimity (audio)
plural dimities
: a sheer usually corded cotton fabric of plain weave in checks or stripes

Examples of dimity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On one loom are yards of delicate white dimity—a lightweight cotton fabric—for the curtains in Emily’s bedroom in the Emily Dickinson house in Amherst, Massachusetts. Rachel Dickinson, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History


alteration of Middle English demyt, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Middle Greek dimitos of double thread, from Greek di- + mitos warp thread

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimity was in 1570

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“Dimity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimity. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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dim·​i·​ty ˈdim-ət-ē How to pronounce dimity (audio)
plural dimities
: a usually corded cotton fabric in checks or stripes

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