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moire(mwär, mwä-rā′, môr, mô-rā′)
A watered or moiré fabric.
[French; see moiré.]
Having a wavy or rippled surface pattern. Used of fabric.
1. Fabric, such as silk or rayon, finished so as to have a wavy or rippled surface pattern.
2. A similar pattern produced on cloth by engraved rollers.
[French, from past participle of moirer, to water, from mouaire, moire, moiré fabric, probably alteration of English mohair.]
(Textiles) a fabric, usually silk, having a watered effect
[C17: from French, earlier mouaire, from mohair]
(Textiles) having a watered or wavelike pattern
1. (Textiles) such a pattern, impressed on fabrics by means of engraved rollers
2. (Textiles) any fabric having such a pattern; moire
3. (General Physics) Also: moiré pattern a pattern seen when two geometrical patterns, such as grids, are visually superimposed
[C17: from French, from moire mohair]
moi•ré(mwɑˈreɪ, mɔ-, moʊ-)
adj., n., pl. -rés. adj.
1. (of silks and other fabrics) presenting a watery or wavelike appearance.n.
2. a design pressed on silk, rayon, etc., by engraved rollers.
3. any silk, rayon, etc., fabric with a watery or wavelike appearance.
moire- Having a variegated or clouded appearance, like that of watered silk.
See also related terms for variegated.
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|Noun||1.||moire - silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern|
|Adj.||1.||moire - (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern|
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)