smocking

noun
smock·​ing | \ ˈsmä-kiŋ How to pronounce smocking (audio) \

Definition of smocking

: a decorative embroidery or shirring made by gathering cloth in regularly spaced round tucks

Examples of smocking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Special Occasions Elevate occasionwear with dreamy florals, delicate smocking, and pastel linens in the cutest of cuts. Rickie De Sole, Vogue, 16 Apr. 2021 After our fabrics are hand-dyed and washed, they’re sent to be cut into various panels, some of which are sent off to the smocking team. Emily Farra, Vogue, 22 Aug. 2018 After our fabrics are hand-dyed and washed, they’re sent to be cut into various panels, some of which are sent off to the smocking team. Emily Farra, Vogue, 22 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of smocking

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Smocking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smocking. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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smocking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of smocking

: a type of decoration for clothing that is made of many small folds that are sewn into place

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