jacquard

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

Jacquard

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Antique silks were the inspiration for Florim’s Filati di Rex collection, comprised of floral, jacquard, baroque and geometric patterns drawn from the renowned Italian fabric house Rubelli. Washington Post, "`Like theater in tile form’: Tile’s patterns, designs expand," 13 Nov. 2019 Oh no wait, there's some weird check-pattern thing which the club describe as 'tonal jacquard print'. SI.com, "Ranking Every Liverpool New Balance Kit as Reds Prepare to Switch to Nike," 29 Sep. 2019 Soft Spoken This summer, tote around micro bags in silks, jacquards, satins, and other pillowy fabrics. Vogue, "These 5 Bag Trends Will Revamp Your Summer Style," 11 July 2019 In a series of photos documenting Kim’s latest collection by the Uzbek photographer Hassan Kurbanbaev, young women are dressed in Korean jeogori‎ made from traditional Uzbek fabrics (called bekasam) as well as Soviet textiles like jacquard viscose. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Born in Uzbekistan With Korean Roots, Jenia Kim Is Redefining the Notion of National Dress," 16 Oct. 2019 One kimono dress was constructed out of contrasting materials -- lace, plaid cotton and jacquard -- and fastened with a long, trailing karate belt. Washington Post, "Milan Fashion: J-Lo struts updated jungle dress at Versace," 21 Sep. 2019 One kimono dress was constructed out of contrasting materials -- lace, plaid cotton and jacquard -- and fastened with a long, trailing karate belt. Colleen Barry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Milan Fashion: J-Lo struts updated jungle dress at Versace," 20 Sep. 2019 Fabrics range from menswear shirting stripes to fluid silks that can be solid, printed or have a jacquard pattern. Sharon Graubard, courant.com, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 15 Aug. 2019 These new suits can be in neutrals or brights, classic menswear fabrics or rich jacquards that can be worn for special occasion or evening. Sharon Graubard, courant.com, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of jacquard

Noun

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for jacquard

Noun

Joseph Jacquard

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“Jacquard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacquard. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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