stonewashed

adjective

stone·​washed ˈstōn-ˌwȯsht How to pronounce stonewashed (audio)
-ˌwäsht,
 also  -ˌwȯrsht,
 or  -ˌwärsht
: subjected to a washing process during manufacture that includes the use of abrasive stones especially to create a softer fabric
stonewashed denim jeans

Examples of stonewashed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each soft, stonewashed linen package comes with a pack of four 18 x 18-inch napkins with mitered corners, quality stitching, and beautiful packaging. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2022 The founders of The Farmhouse Project , artists Shawn Lang and Kris Prepelica in Hortonville, New York, create detailed drawings of vegetables and botanicals, which are printed on stonewashed linen table goods. Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2019 Played with locked jaw and a terrible haircut by Jared Keeso, the show’s co-creator and writer, Wayne is king of the hicks, a courteous ladykiller in stonewashed jeans. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2019 Sofas and easy chairs slipcovered in stonewashed linen surround a cozy fireplace. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2018 Ewan McGregor proudly flaunted his stonewashed jeans and new car. Lydia Price, PEOPLE.com, 30 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stonewashed was in 1981

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“Stonewashed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stonewashed. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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stonewashed

adjective
stone·​washed -ˌwȯsht How to pronounce stonewashed (audio)
-ˌwäsht
: subjected to a washing process during manufacture that includes using stones especially to create a softer fabric
stonewashed jeans
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