jac·​quard ˈja-ˌkärd How to pronounce jacquard (audio)
often capitalized, often attributive
: a fabric of intricate variegated weave or pattern
: the control mechanism of a Jacquard loom

Examples of jacquard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made of the brand’s classic pebbled leather material, the bag has a jacquard lining and a 22-inch strap drop for a comfortably chic fit. Brittany Vanderbill, Peoplemag, 9 Apr. 2024 This 100% cotton jacquard hand towel is the perfect gift for any pickleball fanatic. Perrie Samotin, Glamour, 29 Mar. 2024 Photo: Stef Mitchell for Vogue March 2024 Gigi Hadid arrived on the Paris set of Vogue’s March 2024 cover shoot wearing a unique knitted jacquard sweater emblazoned with an image of Mrs. Prada to the surprise and delight of everyone. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 13 Feb. 2024 The woven jacquard fabric has a textured floral design throughout. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 21 Mar. 2024 The Island Palms bedding set invokes the feel of the resort with its comforter that has a pretty, jacquard pattern of large palm leaf silhouettes on one side and a jacquard pattern featuring waves, turtles, hibiscus, and orchids on the other. Robin Raven, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 This mattress fuses eco-friendly foams with a soft poly jacquard cover that’ll put you on track to getting your best night’s sleep ever. Courtney Leiva, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2024 The Details: 6 to 15 | Cotton jacquard weave and leather. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 12 Jan. 2024 That signature Rifle Paper Co. influence is still there though, with a subtle floral print made from metallic gold jacquard canvas. Stephanie Osmanski, Southern Living, 1 Dec. 2023

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Word History


Joseph Jacquard

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Time Traveler
The first known use of jacquard was in 1890

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“Jacquard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacquard. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Jac·​quard zha-ˈkär How to pronounce Jacquard (audio)
Joseph-Marie 1752–1834 French inventor
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