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Definition of "chiffon" [chif•fon]

  • A fabric of sheer silk or rayon. (noun)
  • Ornamental accessories, such as ribbons or laces, for women's clothing. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or resembling the fabric chiffon. (adjective)
  • Made light and fluffy by the addition of beaten egg whites or gelatin: a lemon chiffon pie. (adjective)

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 "chiffon" in a sentence
  • "This pumpkin chiffon cake is one of my favorite alternatives to pumpkin pie."
  • "Pumpkin chiffon sounds divine — and I agree, doesn’t sound like it needs anything on top, just a cup of coffee to go with it"
  • "As it happened, the chiffon was my lady's chemise!"
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