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tif·fa·ny

 (tĭf′ə-nē)
n. pl. tif·fa·nies
A thin, transparent gauze of silk or cotton muslin.

[Probably from obsolete French tiphanie, Epiphany, from Old French, from Late Latin theophania; see theophany.]

tiffany

(ˈtɪfənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Textiles) a sheer fine gauzy fabric
[C17: (in the sense: a fine dress worn on Twelfth Night): from Old French tifanie, from ecclesiastical Latin theophania Epiphany; see theophany]

Tiffany

(ˈtɪfənɪ)
n
(Biography) Louis Comfort. 1848–1933, US glass-maker and Art-Nouveau craftsman, best known for creating the Favrile style of stained glass

Tiffany

(ˈtifənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Breeds) another name for Chantilly2

tif•fa•ny

(ˈtɪf ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
a sheer, mesh fabric constructed in plain weave.
[1595–1605; of uncertain orig.]

Tif•fa•ny

(ˈtɪf ə ni)

n.
1. Charles Lewis, 1812–1902, U.S. jeweler.
2. his son Louis Comfort, 1848–1933, U.S. painter and decorator, esp. of glass.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiffany - United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933)Tiffany - United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933)
Translations
Tiphaine