lustring

noun (1)
lus·​tring | \ ˈlə-striŋ How to pronounce lustring (audio) \

Definition of lustring

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

lustring

noun (2)
lus·​tring | \ ˈlə-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce lustring (audio) \

Definition of lustring (Entry 2 of 2)

: a finishing process (such as calendering) for giving a gloss to yarns and cloth

First Known Use of lustring

Noun (1)

1697, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lustring

Noun (1)

modification of Italian lustrino

Noun (2)

lustring, gerund of luster entry 2

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The first known use of lustring was in 1697

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“Lustring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lustring. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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