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Definition of "moiré" [‖Moire]

  • A watered or moiré fabric. (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 "moiré" in a sentence
  • "It's more of an artifact problem but I thought I put the word moire in here because it does give a similar effect to the eye."
  • "The object of developing upon woven textiles the effect known as moire is the production of a peculiar luster resulting from the divergent reflection of the light rays on the material, a divergence brought about by compressing and flattening the warp and filling threads in places, and so producing a surface the different parts of which reflect the light differently."
  • "My grandfather invented a specific process for creating a certain kind of moire brocade that is still ours alone."
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