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 At the center entrance, the wide, curving staircase, the large foyer beside it and the landing at its top have walls two stories high covered with ivory jacquard silk. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "This might be the grandest mansion ever built at Windmill Pointe," 16 May 2020 Flint designed her newest shoes, a blue-and-white jacquard version of the Natalie flat, after taking a trip last year to Lisbon, Portugal with travel writer Stacie Flinner. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "Meghan Markle’s Favorite Shoe Designer Just Released a Travel-inspired Collection (Video)," 8 Apr. 2020 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

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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 2 Jul. 2020.

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