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 (krĭ-tŏn′, krē′tŏn′)
A heavy unglazed cotton, linen, or rayon fabric, colorfully printed and used for draperies and slipcovers.

[After Creton, a village of northwest France.]


(krɛˈtɒn; ˈkrɛtɒn)
a. a heavy cotton or linen fabric with a printed design, used for furnishing
b. (as modifier): cretonne chair covers.
[C19: from French, from Creton Norman village where it originated]


(krɪˈtɒn, ˈkri tɒn)

a heavy, brightly printed cotton or linen fabric used esp. for drapery and slipcovers.
[1865–70; < French, after Creton, Norman village where it was produced]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cretonne - an unglazed heavy fabric; brightly printed; used for slipcovers and draperies
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"


[kreˈtɒn] Ncretona f


nCretonne f or m
References in classic literature ?
She spent some of her week's pay in the purchase of flowered cretonne for a lambrequin.
What he considered necessary was to cover all the furniture with cretonne, to put up curtains, to weed the garden, to make a little bridge on the pond, and to plant flowers.
Gone were the Morris papers and gone the severe cretonnes, gone were the Arundel prints that had adorned the walls of her drawingroom in Ashley Gardens; the room blazed with fantastic colour, and I wondered if she knew that those varied hues, which fashion had imposed upon her, were due to the dreams of a poor painter in a South Sea island.
Some were draping chintzes and cretonnes, and others, his neighbour told him were preparing country orders that had come in by post.
The girls made cheap colourful curtains out of thick cretonne material.
They were housed behind a cretonne curtain patterned with yellow and black geometric shapes threaded onto curtain wire, which was pulled tight across the sink and fastened onto two cup hooks.
At the end of reperfusion, blood samples were collected from the heart chambers to measure the myocardial enzyme leakage including cretonne phosphokinase (CPK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH).
6) suggest that lactate, LDH, cretonne, Na, K and P would be the most sensitive blood indicators for evaluating the severity of acute acidosis in sheep.
Most students seemed to think that the character Eveline lacked the courage to leave her impoverished life, that if only she had shown a bit more grit she could have taken up the offer a new life with Frank in Buenos Aires and could have left her miserable existence and the dusty cretonne curtains behind.