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 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, "The Hottest Trend at the Oscars? Dressing Like an Oscar," 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, "These 12 Family-Run Companies Are the Beating Heart of Italian Design," 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, "How These Italian Artisans and Furniture Makers Give Yachting a Rich Interior Life," 17 Apr. 2021 It is tailored in a slim fit without darts, from cotton fabric with a tonal Monogram jacquard weave. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, "Highlighting The Male Physique With Casual And Modern Shirts In 2021," 16 Apr. 2021 Square jacquard prevents the filling from running around. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Amazon’s best-selling mattress topper has 28,000 5-star ratings, and it’s down to $40," 15 Apr. 2021 Square jacquard prevents the filling from running around. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Amazon’s best-selling mattress topper has 28,000 5-star ratings, and it’s down to $40," 15 Apr. 2021 Square jacquard prevents the filling from running around. Maren Estrada, BGR, "27,000 5-star Amazon ratings can’t be wrong: Get this mattress topper on sale for $40," 30 Mar. 2021 The floral jacquard print of this hybrid jacket-overshirt from Woolrich was, no kidding, inspired by a mid century fabric likely used for a sofa from the company’s archives. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, "Your Guide to Living Well in the Great Outdoors," 27 Mar. 2021

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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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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 9 May. 2021.

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