smocking

noun smock·ing \ ˈsmä-kiŋ \

Definition of smocking

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

First Known Use of smocking

1888

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smocking

Definition of smocking for English Language Learners

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


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