lutestring

noun
lute·​string | \ ˈlüt-(ˌ)striŋ How to pronounce lutestring (audio) \

Definition of lutestring

: a plain glossy silk formerly much used for women's dresses and ribbons

First Known Use of lutestring

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lutestring

by folk etymology from Italian lustrino glossy fabric, from lustro luster

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The first known use of lutestring was in 1661

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“Lutestring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lutestring. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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