organza

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In her carousel of pics, Bieber wears a top and miniskirt made of huge pink roses, enhanced by a matching pink organza ruffled train at her hips. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 31 Oct. 2022 Armani Beauty Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer Highlighter is an all-over highlighting liquid inspired by the lightweight feel of organza. ELLE, 13 Oct. 2022 Sukeina’s founder featured silk chiffon, Japanese neoprene, powder and honeycomb mesh, satin Duchesse, silk organza, and artisanal lace. Jailynn Taylor, Essence, 15 Sep. 2022 The lavish event took place at Westminster Abbey in London, with Princess Margaret dressed in a gorgeous silk organza piece by Norman Harnell that featured nearly 100 feet of fabric in its full skirt. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2022 Keller created a clean silk organza, boat neckline dress complete with a soft, round train. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 14 July 2022 Frankel also emphasizes blending classic, recognizable elements with cutting-edge takes, like futuristic pleating techniques on fluttery silk organza or intricate 3-D floral appliqués on a bandeau top. Fawnia Soo Hoo, refinery29.com, 14 Apr. 2022 Aunjanue Ellis was alreasy a winner in our book even before the ceremony began thanks to the custom Atelier Versace organza, tulle and chiffon ballgown with crystal embroidery and fringe detailing. Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2022 At the 2019 Met Gala, Kardashian wore a creation made of silk organza, crystals and silicone to the Vogue event. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 23 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Organza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organza. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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