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

Definition of jacquard

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

Examples of jacquard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s made from a jacquard that gathers lightly along the bust before undergoing a transformation and dropping to a layered maxi hem. Daisy Maldonado, SELF, 14 July 2022 Lopez shared a video of herself in the full-length jacquard dress while in the dressing room ahead of exchanging her vows. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 21 July 2022 This is seen specifically through the color palette; red, sun yellow, and pale pink and through the special jacquard prints. Essence, 1 June 2022 Its distinctive bubble jacquard material is unlike anything the Duchess had worn before. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 9 May 2022 Josh Brolin is wearing a paisley jacquard tuxedo by Etro. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Mar. 2022 Made of a jacquard fabric, the swimsuit is available in sizes 0-24 in the classic fit. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 8 May 2022 According to the Good Housekeeping Institute's Textiles Director Lexie Sachs, Everplush's diamond jacquard towel is unlike any other towel out there and is more affordable than other luxury towels her team has tested. Jaimie Potters, Good Housekeeping, 16 Apr. 2022 Chastain went with a nude wool and silk-jacquard suit by Dior Haute Couture, paired with climber earrings and a pair of rings from the Reflections of Nature collection by De Beers. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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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 11 Aug. 2022.

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Jacquard biographical name

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

Definition of Jacquard

Joseph-Marie 1752–1834 French inventor


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