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 Meanwhile, Adidas’s iconic three-stripe design highlights the clothing and footwear alike, frequently intersecting with Gucci’s red-and-green grosgrain. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 10 May 2022 The hat comes in two shades, a neutral Khaki or blue-grey Fog, complemented by a stylish grosgrain ribbon band. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2022 It’s characterized by its inflexible brim, flat top, and wide grosgrain band which is often striped, or solid black for traditional summer formal occasions. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 5 Apr. 2022 This chic hat is finished with a black grosgrain band. Kathleen Walsh, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2022 Her most expensive tie, a skinny Saint Laurent tie crafted from black silk grosgrain, was a whopping $195 dollars. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 15 Mar. 2022 City slickers can look ranch-ready in Brixton’s Jo straw hat, which is made from light woven straw and finished with brown grosgrain ribbon on the crown and brim. Kathleen Walsh, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2022 The grosgrain tabs on their knee socks jutting out at weird angles. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2022 But the fabrics, fabrications, shapes and palette — often limited to Easter Sunday pastels, in addition to the continental red, white and blue of his customary grosgrain trim — haven’t changed much, even as the context does. New York Times, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 10 Aug. 2022.

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