Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sheer, stiff fabric of silk or synthetic material used for trimming, neckwear, or evening dresses.

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  • n. A thin, stiff, sheer fabric that is made from silk or a synthetic yarn, which resembles organdy, and is used in dressmaking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fabric made of silk or a silklike fabric that resembles organdy

Etymologies

Probably after Organzi (Urganch), a city of western Uzbekistan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Here's one triangle background (the background is a good half inch larger than the card all around, so will be trimmed eventually) - I sprinkled the tiny triangles on top, covered it in organza and stitched some triangles (what else) on it.

    A picture is worth 1000 words...

  • I think you could get away with pearls easier than sparkles; I love the idea of organza, or even tule.

    For a June (2010) Bride - A Dress A Day

  • And when you need something heavy there's "Super" organza, which is wonderful wonderful stuff, but unfortunately I haven't been able to find it outside of New York.

    Shirtwaist #2 - A Dress A Day

  • The skirt is something called "organza" and according to the website, so is Sarah's dress.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • At the Tracy Reese fashion show this weekend, the designer will be trotting out flouncy skirts in soft, crinkled silk georgettes, lightweight fabrics such as organza and cotton and lively patterns that feature massive flowers and grass blades done in pale blue, green and pinkish red.

    The All-Weather Wardrobe

  • Using fabrics imbued with various metals, such as organza, copper, carbon and stainless steel, they have produced conductive clothing that is still soft to the touch.

    Fashions Of The Future

  • It was an above-the-knee number made of answer: nude-colored organza and grey and white cotton.

    Day to Night, Dark to Bright

  • But hey, what are a few casualties next to a black knit turtleneck with a satin-faced organza tulip skirt?

    Gazelle Emami: Christian Siriano Fall 2011 (PHOTOS): Some Like It Dark

  • The blooms—made from organza petals, chiffon and habotai silk—were hand-painted, hand-cut and individually applied.

    Indian Summer

  • This description of a certain woman's voice as having "the quality of organza tearing" attests to the breadth of his prose style.

    David Finkle: Easy Reader: Howard Jacobson's Novel Takes the Prize

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