Definition of scrim
1 : a durable plain-woven usually cotton fabric for use in clothing, curtains, building, and industry
2 : a theater drop that appears opaque when a scene in front is lighted and transparent or translucent when a scene in back is lighted
3 : something likened to a theater scrim
Recent Examples of scrim from the Web
Basile’s stamp is everywhere, from the tiling and stone work to the focal point beams encased in wood shaped like blooming flowers to the façade-defining exterior scrim.
But their abstention risks giving Maduro a free hand to make sweeping legal and political changes beneath a scrim of democratic legitimacy.
In the pre-dawn sky, the barest crescent of a moon rises behind the scrimof this year's new leaves.
The scrim of daytime sky gives way to a bright spangle of stars.
Samuel Clein conducts the live five-person orchestra who perform behind a scrim onstage.
Mostly because what Ms. Kawakubo showed, on a blush pink runway, in front of a blush pink scrim, was kind of a sly riposte to the red carpet.
Despite sensing the world through a scrim of unpredictable molecular interactions, though, organisms tend to get around with remarkable accuracy.
Basically, thirsty beasts would wade in, get stuck flypaper style, start bleating in dismay, and then gangs of local carnivores would rush over to rend them, and the entire rugby scrim would get stuck and die in the sun.
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Origin and Etymology of scrim
First Known Use: 1792See Words from the same year
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