scrim

noun
\ ˈskrim How to pronounce scrim (audio) \

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

Examples of scrim in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The moon was full and illuminated my bedroom through a scrim of redwood needles and maple leaves. Manjula Martin, The New Yorker, 30 Sep. 2021 The In Memoriam section was also beautiful, particularly the final gesture: The house scrim coming down with the names of hundreds of the lost. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 27 Sep. 2021 Hologauze is a screen technology that is lightweight, highly reflective and highly transparent video projection scrim. David Phelan, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 In September, the museum will unveil a new multimedia exhibit with works by Laurie Anderson and a site-specific scrim wrapping around the building with portraits by Swiss artist Nicolas Party. Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2020 His best drip paintings achieve a kind of shimmering, scrim-like stillness, as of distant galaxies. Washington Post, 28 July 2021 After a few build-up-the-tension moments, the scrim dropped to reveal Payare and the orchestra, ready to play. Adam Nagourney, New York Times, 10 Aug. 2021 The face of the San Diego Symphony, Payare first appeared at Friday’s concert in silhouette, baton in hand, behind a giant scrim on the venue’s 3,865-square-foot Una Davis Family Stage. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Aug. 2021 In many dishes, unexpected touches add color and flavor – a scrim of chive oil surrounding a bowl of fusilli carbonara, or a pesto cream mingled with the red sauce and grilled chicken breasts of a Mama Mia pasta bowl. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, 2 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of scrim

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scrim

origin unknown

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5 Oct 2021

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“Scrim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrim. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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