marquisette

noun

mar·​qui·​sette ˌmär-kwə-ˈzet How to pronounce marquisette (audio)
-kə-
: a sheer meshed fabric used for clothing, curtains, and mosquito nets

Example Sentences

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, 22 Feb. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

marquise + -ette

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marquisette was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Marquisette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marquisette. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

marquisette

noun

mar·​qui·​sette ˌmär-k(w)ə-ˈzet How to pronounce marquisette (audio)
: a sheer meshed fabric used for clothing, curtains, and mosquito nets

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