muslin

noun
mus·​lin | \ ˈməz-lən How to pronounce muslin (audio) \

Definition of muslin

: a plain-woven sheer to coarse cotton fabric

Examples of muslin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In these drawings on hide, paper or muslin, important tribal events are recorded with small pictographs. New York Times, 5 Jan. 2022 Our pattern maker Kenny is writing notes directly on the muslin and staying late to finish the pattern so it can be sewn tomorrow just in time for the casting on Wednesday. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2021 The package also comes with planting instructions and a 6 X 8-inch muslin bag to hold all of your supplies. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Sep. 2021 Reluctantly removing several muslin scarves from our Captain Jack Sparrow costume. Scott Jacobson, The New Yorker, 3 July 2021 To construct Flyer I, the Wright brothers used unbleached muslin fabric, reports Nicoletta Lanese for Live Science. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2021 During the Apollo Missions, Apollo 11 also carried a piece of the muslin, and a splinter of wood from the Wright Flyer, reports Live Science. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2021 These are 100% cotton muslin bags with drawstring tops for a bouquet garnish. Chris Hachey, BGR, 9 Mar. 2021 These are 100% cotton muslin bags with drawstring tops for a bourquet garnish. Chris Hachey, BGR, 2 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of muslin

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muslin

French mousseline, from Italian mussolina, from Arabic mawṣilī of Mosul, from al-Mawṣil Mosul, Iraq

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“Muslin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muslin. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for muslin

muslin

noun
mus·​lin | \ ˈməz-lən How to pronounce muslin (audio) \

Kids Definition of muslin

: a cotton fabric of plain weave

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