stone·​washed | \ ˈstōn-ˌwȯsht How to pronounce stonewashed (audio) , -ˌwäsht also -ˌwȯrsht or -ˌwärsht \

Definition of stonewashed

: subjected to a washing process during manufacture that includes the use of abrasive stones especially to create a softer fabric stonewashed denim jeans

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "RIGHT AT HOME: The look of hand-drawn art is hot in decor," 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, "“Letterkenny,” a Surreal Canadian Comedy to Rival “Schitt’s Creek”," 7 Aug. 2019 Sofas and easy chairs slipcovered in stonewashed linen surround a cozy fireplace. Marni Elyse Katz,, "After renting for years on Martha’s Vineyard, building a getaway all their own," 15 June 2018 Ewan McGregor proudly flaunted his stonewashed jeans and new car. Lydia Price,, "Here's What Jennifer Garner, Chrissy Teigen & More of Your Favorite Celebs Looked Like in High School," 30 Mar. 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Stonewashed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stonewashed

used to describe clothes (such as jeans) that are made lighter in color and softer by being washed with small stones

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