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Definition of "challis" [chal•lis]

  • A soft, lightweight, usually printed fabric made of wool, cotton, or rayon. (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 "challis" in a sentence
  • "The unlined wool challis on the roman shades allows extra light in the room, the fabric's texture enhanced by the incoming sun."
  • "It seems wonderfully natural and without vanity that he takes the Eucharist from a splendid golden challis but blesses the babies, the brides, grooms and the dearly departed from a salsa bottle."
  • "Does anyone out there know where to get challis these days?"
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