marquisette

noun
mar·​qui·​sette | \ ˌmär-kwə-ˈzet How to pronounce marquisette (audio) , -kə- \

Definition of marquisette

: a sheer meshed fabric used for clothing, curtains, and mosquito nets

Examples of marquisette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bodice had an off-the-shoulder decollete, while the shoulder-length puffed sleeves were of silk marquisette. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Mystic Club's costumed merriment at annual bal masque," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of marquisette

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marquisette

marquise + -ette

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“Marquisette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marquisette. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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