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taf·fe·ta

 (tăf′ĭ-tə)
n.
A crisp, smooth, plain-woven fabric with a slight sheen, made of various fibers, such as silk, rayon, or nylon, and used especially for women's garments.
adj.
Made of or resembling this fabric.

[Middle English taffata, from Old French taffetas, from Old Italian taffetà, from Persian tāfta, silk or linen cloth, from past participle of tāftan, to twist, spin.]

taffeta

(ˈtæfɪtə)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. a crisp lustrous plain-weave silk, rayon, etc, used esp for women's clothes
b. (as modifier): a taffeta petticoat.
2. (Textiles) any of various similar fabrics
[C14: from Medieval Latin taffata, from Persian tāftah spun, from tāftan to spin]

taf•fe•ta

(ˈtæf ɪ tə)

n., pl. -tas,
adj. n.
1. a smooth, crisp, usu. lustrous fabric of silk, rayon, acetate, or various other fibers, in plain weave, with a fine horizontal rib.
adj.
2. of or resembling taffeta.
[1325–75; Middle English taffata < Medieval Latin « Persian tāftah silken or linen cloth]

taffeta

- Goes back to Persian taftah, "silken cloth, linen clothing."
See also related terms for linen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taffeta - a crisp smooth lustrous fabrictaffeta - a crisp smooth lustrous fabric  
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"
Translations

taffeta

[ˈtæfɪtə] Ntafetán m

taffeta

[ˈtæfɪtə]
ntaffetas m
modif [dress, gown] → de taffetas

taffeta

nTaft m

taffeta

[ˈtæfɪtə] ntaffettà m inv
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Altisidora, come back from death to life as Don Quixote fancied, following up the freak of her lord and lady, entered the chamber, crowned with the garland she had worn on the catafalque and in a robe of white taffeta embroidered with gold flowers, her hair flowing loose over her shoulders, and leaning upon a staff of fine black ebony.
Giry, in her faded shawl, her worn shoes, her old taffeta dress and dingy bonnet.
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Dressed in powder coloured silk taffeta, Jayne's models presented her autumn/winter 2013 collection in an interactive, close-up scenario away from her previous stints on the catwalk.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory silk taffeta The strapless gown featured a sweetheart neckline with a fitted bodice and full A-line skirt.
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The dresses include a black silk taffeta gown, pictured, worn by Diana on her first official engagement with the Prince of Wales on March 9 1981, and a black silk shift evening dress by Versace, which she wore to the 1995 premiere of Apollo 13.
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