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

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The bodice had an off-the-shoulder decollete, while the shoulder-length puffed sleeves were of silk marquisette. Sue Strachan,, "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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