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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Whether it's made of brushed fleece, sweatshirt knits or shiny taffeta, gray has become a strong accent color in pillows and is making its way into bedding in a big way, alone or with other colors.
Champion's gear includes jackets for coaches, trainers, and even scouts, available in taffeta crinkle shells with mesh lining in the body and taffeta in the sleeves with elastic cuffs.
Rica Lorenzo, chair of Lapanday Holdings Corp., looked dramatic in black, heavy silk taffeta with empire-cut waistline.
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There are four delicate, embroidered flower designs in taffeta (teal), pink/purple flowers (hot pink purple), large blooms (natural), stems and flowers (natural).
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore her mother's dress, originally designed by Pat Kerr, featuring Victorian lace on the fitted bodice over a layer of French silk taffeta. The bodice was outlined in seed pearls.
Jackie's wedding dress was made by New York City designer Ann Lowe and consisted of over 50 yards of ivory silk taffeta. The dress had intircate designs on the bottom and a unique overlap weaving on the bodice.
Aged 19, she wore the black taffeta outfit with a plunging neckl ine on her f irst of f icial engagement with Prince Charles in 1981.
The rose-printed silk taffeta creates the background colours of rich reds and oxblood on this boned bodice top - bodices are still around heavily and the trend for underwear as outerwear is sticking around for the rest of the year.
Cushion, pounds 12, taffeta cushion, pounds 12, bed set, from pounds 45, throw, from pounds 50.