Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shiny fabric woven with metallic threads, often of gold or silver.

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  • noun fencing the electronically conductive jacket worn by foil and sabre fencers
  • noun a fabric made from gold or silver threads and silk, wool or cotton.

Etymologies

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

[French, spangled, laminated, lamé, from Old French lame, thin metal plate; see lame.]

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  • Lamé is a type of fabric woven or knit with metallic yarns. It is usually gold or silver in color; sometimes copper lamé is seen. Lamé is often used in evening and dress wear; and in theatrical and dance costumes.

    January 25, 2008

  • Minimal pairs with diacritical marks: lamé & lame, resumé & resume.

    October 5, 2015