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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 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.
TRY: Principles neutral shift dress with sheer top, pounds 79; Lipsy silk chiffon ruffle dress, pounds 70 at ASOS; Topshop yellow chiffon dress, pounds 45.
Ideal for a night out and light and floaty enough for day-wear back home in India, Resh wears a cream and inky blue chiffon printed dress with cute cream Mary-Jane T-bar shoes and a long silver multi-strand pendant.
Bright colours are ideal for summer, while chiffon is the perfect floaty fabric for hotter days.
Classy black cocktail dress with spaghetti straps and pleated, ruffled tiers of chiffon with fluted edges is tied at waist with ribbon and accented with large pink flower.
Ombre - dying variations from light to dark in the same color - is popular, and the most common fabrics are silky satin, crisp organza and wispy chiffon.