percale

noun
per·​cale | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈkāl How to pronounce percale (audio) , ˈpər-ˌkāl; (ˌ)pər-ˈkal How to pronounce percale (audio) \

Definition of percale

: a fine closely woven cotton cloth variously finished for clothing, sheeting, and industrial uses

Examples of percale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, percale often looks wrinkled, but this one had a smoother appearance compared to others. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2022 The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab has tested over 250 flannel, percale, sateen and jersey sheets in the past few years both in the Lab and with consumer testers, collecting more than 10,000 data points to gauge performance and durability. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 Molecule's percale sheets will leave you sleeping in a set that has the luxury hotel feel while also keeping you cool and dry. Dale Arden Chong, Men's Health, 25 May 2022 Parachute’s 100% Egyptian cotton percale sheets are consistently top performers (even when compared to other top brands). Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 24 May 2022 Throughout its 115 years in the business, Pratesi has excelled at making cotton percale both cool and cozy. Janice O'leary, Robb Report, 6 Mar. 2022 And the 100% cotton percale cover is breathable for sweat-free nights. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Feb. 2022 Perfect for hot sleepers, Brooklinen’s classic duvet cover made of breathable percale will keep you cool all night long with a hotel-luxury feel. Samantha Rees, Vogue, 24 Dec. 2021 Casper used a breathable percale weave for the cover of the pillow. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 1 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of percale

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for percale

ultimately from Persian pargāla

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The first known use of percale was in 1840

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Last Updated

19 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Percale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percale. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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