smocking

noun
smock·​ing | \ ˈsmä-kiŋ \

Definition of smocking

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

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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, "Not Ready for Sweater Weather? These Dreamy Handmade Smocks Will Brighten the Last Days of Summer," 22 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of smocking

1888, in the meaning defined above

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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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