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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Body-hugging yet cozy, Glemaud’s jacquard dress was in line with the sleek fashions Gomez has been gravitating towards. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 10 May 2021 The jacquard fabric is actually woven with gold silk and pure 24-karat gold thread—Yermagyan tells Vogue that Brioni is the only brand to utilize the fabric, alongside the Vatican. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2021 While cut and uncut velvet are still woven on four original hand looms from the late 18th century, Rubelli’s Cucciago factory also has state-of-the-art electronic jacquard looms. Melissa Feldman And Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2021 Fabrics are made at Rubelli’s mill in Cucciago with electronic jacquard looms, which help speed up the process. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 17 Apr. 2021 It is tailored in a slim fit without darts, from cotton fabric with a tonal Monogram jacquard weave. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Square jacquard prevents the filling from running around. Maren Estrada, BGR, 15 Apr. 2021 Square jacquard prevents the filling from running around. Maren Estrada, BGR, 15 Apr. 2021 Square jacquard prevents the filling from running around. Maren Estrada, BGR, 30 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of jacquard


1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for jacquard


Joseph Jacquard

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“Jacquard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacquard. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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