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Definition of "bombazine" [bom•ba•zine]

  • A fine twilled fabric of silk and worsted or cotton, often dyed black and used for mourning clothes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bombazine" in a sentence
  • "Still, she had no idea what supersensuous material she could reasonably have demanded of her heroine (unless it were the mythic "bombazine" that Ernest used to talk about, in his ignorant efforts to describe female apparel), or what transcendental form of cape would have satisfied her imagination."
  • "When Miss Amelia pronounced "bombazine" to Laddie our side cried, "Careful, Laddie, careful! you're out of your element!""
  • "The entire furniture-covering is made, we are privately informed, of "bombazine," and the explosion may be expected to be terrific."