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chif·fon

 (shĭ-fŏn′, shĭf′ŏn′)
n.
1. A plain-woven fabric of sheer silk, cotton, or rayon.
2. Ornamental accessories, such as ribbons or laces, for women's clothing.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling the fabric chiffon.
2. Made light and fluffy by the addition of beaten egg whites or gelatin: a lemon chiffon pie.

[French, rag, scrap, ornamental piece of ribbon or lace, from chiffe, rag, alteration (influenced by Old French chifre, zero, thing of little value) of Old French chipe, from Middle English chip, chip, wood shaving; see chip1.]

chiffon

(ʃɪˈfɒn; ˈʃɪfɒn)
n
1. (Textiles) a fine transparent or almost transparent plain-weave fabric of silk, nylon, etc
2. (often plural) rare feminine finery
adj
3. (Textiles) made of chiffon
4. (Cookery) (of soufflés, pies, cakes, etc) having a very light fluffy texture
[C18: from French, from chiffe rag; probably related to chip]
ˈchiffony adj

chif•fon

(ʃɪˈfɒn, ˈʃɪf ɒn)

n.
1. a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon.
2. an ornamental ribbon, lace, etc., for a woman's dress.
adj.
3. made of chiffon fabric.
4. (of pies, cakes, etc.) having a light, fluffy texture, as from the addition of beaten egg whites.
[1755–65; < French, =chiffe rag (< Arabic shiff sheer fabric) + -on n. suffix]

chiffon

- First a fabric, then a type of pie.
See also related terms for pie.

chiffon

A sheer fabric, woven from silk, nylon, or cotton.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiffon - a sheer fabric of silk or rayonchiffon - a sheer fabric of silk or rayon  
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
مِن قِماشِ شيفون
šifon
chiffon
siffon
šifonas
šifons
šifón

chiffon

[ˈʃɪfɒn]
A. Ngasa f
B. CPDde gasa

chiffon

[ˈʃɪfɒn]
nmousseline f de soie
modif [dress, blouse, scarf] → de mousseline

chiffon

nChiffon m
adjChiffon-

chiffon

[ˈʃɪfɒn]
1. nchiffon m inv
2. adjdi chiffon

chiffon

(ˈʃifon) , ((American) ʃiˈfon) noun, adjective
(of) a thin, light material made from silk etc. a chiffon dress.
References in classic literature ?
I wish, therefore, that you would go to Madame Chiffon's, in Gorokhovaia Street, and ask her, in the first place, to send me some sempstresses, and, in the second place, to give herself the trouble of coming in person, as I am too ill to go out.
I had almost forgotten the most important point--which is that I should like you to go and tell Madame Chiffon that I wish the blond lace to be changed in conformity with yesterday's patterns, if she will be good enough to bring with her a new assortment.
Originally it had been only a simple little slip of cream silk with a chiffon overdress.
As we approached, the door flew open, and a little blonde woman stood in the opening, clad in some sort of light mousseline de soie, with a touch of fluffy pink chiffon at her neck and wrists.
"A light green, sir; a sort of chiffon, they call it."
Then lifting up her heavy silk skirt about her, and revealing a paradise of chiffons, Sylvia swayed for a moment with her face full in the moon, and then slowly glided into the movements of a mystical dance.
Her gowns, bonnets, and chiffons were all cut and made by the dressmaker and the milliner of Alencon, two hump-backed sisters, who were not without some taste.
PS15, www.riverisland.com PS34.90, www.wearethought.com MULTI PRINTED CHIFFON BATWING BLOUSE: Get wild with fashion in this stylish multi printed chiffon batwing blouse.
Cafe Noelle of San Fernando, Pampanga, makes an outstanding Chiffonnelle, a yellow chiffon cake covered in butter cream and topped with yema cream.
Customers can indulge in the Ube goodness of this cake creation as they bite into the soft Ube chiffon with real Ube Halaya filling.
Scott Garceau (The Philippine Star) - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Cholo Ayuyao designed five fantastic dolls in ternos, each measuring 16 inches in height, in an exhibit at the CCP lobby called "Ang Limang Filipina." Made from vinyl and resin, the exquisitely detailed dolls were dressed in tulle, chiffon and organza and included: The Actress (in a black and red ombre two-piece terno) The Romantic (in printed chiffon in dusky pink with tiny flower prints) The First Lady (in elegant classic pintildea cocoon, adorned in lace and fine beadwork) The Couture Junkie (an illusion terno mermaid gown with spangled appliques, beaded cape and train) and The Gamine (dressed in a structural black faux leather terno paired with pants, asymmetric overskirt and metal silver studs).
Sometimes back, women have preferred to wear embroidered frocks and suits in chiffon and Georgette fabrics but this year, lawn dresses trend are also evolving in fashion markets to mesmerize women, said Kauser Mushtaq a 40 year old buyer at local famous brand shop while purchasing Lawn kurta for her daughter.