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Definition of "damask" [dam•ask]

  • A rich patterned fabric of cotton, linen, silk, or wool. (noun)
  • A fine, twilled table linen. (noun)
  • Damascus steel. (noun)
  • The wavy pattern on Damascus steel. (noun)
  • To damascene. (verb-transitive)

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 "damask" in a sentence
  • "Miu Miu has also revamped its Milan flagship store in damask and rich colors — a change from a more minimalist concrete look — and has redecorated a network of 75 boutiques around the world."
  • "Described as elegant for the time with polished mahogany walls and white satin damask curtains, the 160-foot long New York began shuttling passengers and cargo from New York City to Charleston, South Carolina in 1837."
  • "At first the boy was uneasy and wanted to hurry out of the way, but the salesman only beckoned and smiled, and spread out on the counter a lovely piece of satin damask, as if to tempt him."