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Definition of "organdy" []

  • A stiff transparent fabric of cotton or silk, used for trim, curtains, and light apparel. (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 "organdy" in a sentence
  • "He played on the iconic "marini è re" blue-and-white striped sailor's shirt by overlapping navy and ivory strips of organdy in a strapless floor-length gown."
  • "The space starts out thick and heavy, wide and dark, growing thinner and transparent until enough space has uncoiled and the space, thin as spaghetti and light as organdy ribbon, turns to white smoke and is gone, absorbed into the blue of the sky."
  • "The baby stretched a pink hand toward the white organdy rosette at his mother's black bodice."