gros·​grain | \ ˈgrō-ˌgrān How to pronounce grosgrain (audio) \

Definition of grosgrain

: a strong close-woven corded fabric usually of silk or rayon and often with cotton filler — compare grogram

Examples of grosgrain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Long, long, long hair, sometimes tied with a monogrammed grosgrain bow. Allie Holloway; Styling By Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Apr. 2021 With the open end of the case on the right and starting at a seam, align the right edge of the grosgrain ribbon with the stitch line of the hem on the open end of the case. Sonja Carmon, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Apr. 2021 His schoolgirl-on-steroids striped grosgrain bows, embellished with golden bees and ornate centerpiece pins that drew attention a few seasons ago? New York Times, 24 Mar. 2021 All the pieces were designed in navy stripes and trimmed with the label’s signature grosgrain. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 23 Nov. 2020 The shoes feature a grosgrain ribbon and a leather lining for luxurious comfort, while the bag, which is lined in leather, comes in six spring-worthy colors and folds flat for storage. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2020 Today, their cavernous factory space, cluttered with 1930s-era sewing machines and piles of grosgrain ribbon to embellish hats, is now set up so staff are seated several meters apart to prevent infections. Ivan Carvalho, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2020 The actor also wore a custom Burberry black wool mohair English-fit tuxedo with a black grosgrain bowtie. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2020 Ribbon trim Elegant grosgrain trim from Samuel & Sons and brass nailheads around a chair seat make a simple reupholstering job look extra-custom. Eddie Ross, House Beautiful, 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of grosgrain

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grosgrain

French gros grain coarse texture

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“Grosgrain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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