organdy

noun

or·​gan·​dy ˈȯr-gən-dē How to pronounce organdy (audio)
variants or less commonly organdie
plural organdies
: a very fine transparent muslin with a stiff finish

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The blush gown, which was embroidered with flowers and embellishments, got its color from all the layers of tulle and organdy beneath the lace, which created the body of the gown. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 9 July 2019 The blush gown, which was embroidered with flowers, got its color from layers of tulle and organdy beneath the lace. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 20 June 2019 The couple were waved off by the excitable and adorable pageboys and flower girls wearing Spanish label La Oca Loca; the girls in organdy and lace white dresses and flowered espadrilles and the boys in linen tops and shorts. Vogue, 26 Nov. 2018 Her new, tightly edited collection of pre-fall offerings includes a cotton silk organdy dress that’s made for days when the air feels like soup. Rebecca Ramsey, The Cut, 7 June 2018 I was called The Little Ray of Sunshine and always wore a long yellow organdy dress. Nancy Stearns Theiss, The Courier-Journal, 8 Aug. 2017 Here, Mrs. Pluot looks enchanting and ethereal in a pale pink organdy dress with matching hat, a version of the hourglass look that is at once ladylike and racy. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 14 June 2013 Working with fragile materials like chiffon and organdy that were almost a century old, and often cutting down vintage size 12 dresses into a modern size 4, Broecker and his team were constantly fixing and repairing on the fly. Joanna Robinson, VanityFair.com, 25 Jan. 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French organdi

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of organdy was in 1757

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Cite this Entry

“Organdy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organdy. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

organdy

noun

or·​gan·​dy
variants also organdie
plural organdies
: a fine transparent cotton fabric with a stiff finish and a plain weave
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