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also clo·qué  (klō-kā′)
A cotton, silk, or rayon fabric with a raised woven pattern and a puckered or quilted look.

[French cloqué, past participle of cloquer, to become blistered, from cloque, blister, from Medieval Latin clocca, bell; see clock1.]
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a. a fabric with an embossed surface
b. (as modifier): a cloqué dress.
[from French, literally: blistered]
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or clo•qué


any fabric woven with an irregular raised design in a puckered or blistered effect.
[1945–50; < French cloqué blistered < dial. French (Picard) cloque bell, blister (see cloak)]
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In the fabrics, textures in pleats, prints, prints with reliefs and cloque predominate, which, together with a palette of neutral colours, produce garments of organic and natural inspiration.
He used cloque lame in champagne and bronze, organza taffeta with classic piping and various other fine fabrics.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white ball gown of softly rippled cloque fabric.
"I bought a plain white dress made of cloque - a kind of crepe," says Mary, who lives in Hilton.
Au premier degrE[umlaut], c'est une rougeur, qui peut foncer et devenir douloureuse, au second degrE[umlaut], c'est une cloque, dont la peau se dE[umlaut]colle.
Her simple silhouettes highlight unusual and interesting tactile fabrics, like the Eastern-inspired cloque dress and jacket and pretty broderie anglaise long shirt.
Cloque, bubble jacquard and unusual yarn dimensions add subtle shimmer as well as texture in CHF's Peri Homeworks Collection.