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moire

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noun \ˈmȯi(-ə)r, ˈmȯr, ˈmwär\

Definition of moire

archaic

  1. :  a watered mohair

Origin and Etymology of moire

French, from English mohair


First Known Use: 1660


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moiré

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noun moi·ré \mȯ-ˈrā, mwä-\
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moire

\mȯ-ˈrā, mwä-, or ˈmȯi(-ə)r, ˈmȯr, ˈmwär\

Definition of moiré

  1. 1a :  an irregular wavy finish on a fabricb :  a ripple pattern on a stamp

  2. 2 :  a fabric having a wavy watered appearance

  3. 3 :  an independent usually shimmering pattern seen when two geometrically regular patterns (such as two sets of parallel lines or two halftone screens) are superimposed especially at an acute angle

moiré

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moire

adjective

Origin and Etymology of moiré

French moiré, from moiré like moire, from moire


First Known Use: 1818


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