organza

noun

or·​gan·​za ȯr-ˈgan-zə How to pronounce organza (audio)
: a sheer dress fabric (as of silk or nylon) resembling organdy

Examples of organza in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Anne Boleyn star — who wore a custom white Burberry tulle dress, which had been hand-embroidered with ivory silk organza feather flowers — noted that the outfit had heavy symbolism for her newfound single life amid her divorce from Joshua Jackson. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 This black, floral Selkie organza mini dress with oversized ruffle straps is available in sizes ranging from XXS to 6X and costs $275. Adrienne Roberts, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Image The rapper’s expansive organza gown by Windowsen conjured the unknowable depths of the universe. The Styles Desk, New York Times, 7 May 2024 According to Vogue, Kidman’s gown required 800 hours of embroidery to apply the 3,000 organza feathers, and an additional 400 hours to create the white bodice and silk skirt pieces. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 May 2024 The flowers vary in size and shape, featuring anywhere from two to 18 petals, and the hat is made from silk taffeta, silk organza, horsehair, and wire, with a cotton lining base. Morgan Evans, Vogue, 4 May 2024 On Christian Dior’s May dress from spring 1953, flowering grasses and wild clover are etched into organza. Nathan Heller, Vogue, 17 Apr. 2024 Fanning wore a white couture gown by Fendi, an asymmetrical one-shoulder creation featuring cascading layers of organza from the label's spring/summer 2024 collection. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 As a Topper to a Little Black Dress Offset the little black dress and its ladylike accents—an organza head scarf, dainty python handbag and midi mules—with a boxy, waxy design in an olive green. Sarah Zendejas, Vogue, 5 Apr. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

probably alteration of Lorganza, a trademark

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of organza was in 1820

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“Organza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organza. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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