noun, often capitalized, often attributive
jac·​quard | \ ˈja-ˌkärd How to pronounce jacquard (audio) \

Definition of jacquard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a fabric of intricate variegated weave or pattern
2a : the control mechanism of a Jacquard loom


biographical name
Jac·​quard | \ zha-ˈkär How to pronounce Jacquard (audio) , ˈja-ˌkärd\

Definition of Jacquard (Entry 2 of 2)

Joseph-Marie 1752–1834 French inventor

Examples of jacquard in a Sentence

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Meanwhile, John’s studio sourced a cravat jacquard in mauve from Charvet, the storied Parisian men’s outfitter, and a selection of textiles in shades of grape and wisteria. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Story Behind Hamish Bowles’s Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano Met Gala Look," 8 May 2019 Get short, as Alicia Vikander did beautifully in Louis Vuitton (also metallic jacquard . . Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of October 8, 2018," 8 Oct. 2018 Keeping it matchy-matchy, the 35-year-old Mary Poppins star chose a black floral jacquard blazer, styled with ankle-skimming trousers, buckled heels and an incredible oversized bow tie. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Wore Matching Tuxedos on the Red Carpet," 18 Feb. 2019 Blunt opted for a black floral jacquard blazer by Dolce & Gabbana, with matching pants, and chic pointy pumps. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Look Adorable in Matching Tuxedos at the Writers Guild Awards 2019," 18 Feb. 2019 Where Spring was a magpie mash-up of sparkly jacquard blazers, flared trousers, jeweled brooches, and ruffled button-downs, Fall was the inverse: sleek, simple, gently oversize suits in two colors, black and camel. Emily Farra, Vogue, "David Hart Is Taking His Formerly Maximalist Menswear Label in a Sleek New Direction," 5 Feb. 2019 The designers used their fabric development skills to craft a custom silk jacquard for Princess Eugenie's gown, using an intricate weaving technique. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Peter Pilotto? Meet the Designer Behind Princess Eugenie's Wedding Gown," 12 Oct. 2018 For instance, Amber Heard, no shy flower, dove into fashion history by walking the red carpet for Aquaman in Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino’s jacquard bathing cap and matching gown. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of December 3, 2018," 3 Dec. 2018 Pilotto and De Vos crafted those symbols into a garland motif that was then woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend in the Como region of Italy. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Everything That Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Had in Common with Meghan Markle's," 12 Oct. 2018

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1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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Joseph Jacquard

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