gros·​grain ˈgrō-ˌgrān How to pronounce grosgrain (audio)
: 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 Ferrera kept things chic in a custom black tuxedo with a grosgrain peak lapel. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 10 Jan. 2024 Wrap pieces of satin, velvet, or grosgrain ribbon (5/8-inch or narrower) around the ball at equal intervals, securing the ribbons' ends with hot glue at the bottom of the ornament. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Nov. 2023 The adjustable strap is made from nylon grosgrain with a pretty sheen that complements the fleece material and measures 41.7 inches when fully extended. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 Window treatments: Suzanne Tucker Home. Chair: upholstered in Jasper Fabrics, trimmed in Samuel & Sons French grosgrain. Christina Pérez, House Beautiful, 13 July 2023 Vines of flowers twine over shoulders and across bodices with a naturalistic grace; pale peach ostrich feathers are manipulated into delicate wisps cinched with small grosgrain bows. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2023 Whether satin, velvet, or grosgrain (a favorite of Sarah Jessica Parker), the beauty of this trend is the ribbon doesn’t have to be a decadent hair accessory tied into a perfect miniature bow. Margaux Anbouba, Vogue, 9 Sep. 2023 The grosgrain ribbon mat (available in red, dark gray, and white) introduces unexpected yet timeless texture, drawing more attention to the meaningful moment framed inside. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 Make the wreath: Cut 150 6-inch-long strips of 2-inch-wide black grosgrain ribbon. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 9 Aug. 2023

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Word History


French gros grain coarse texture

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grosgrain was in 1868

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“Grosgrain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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