Definitions

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

  • noun A sheer fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or nylon, used for clothing, curtains, and mosquito nets.

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  • noun A sheer cotton fabric used for mosquito nets and curtains

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Examples

  • Soft silks and satins and penne and chiffon velvets were principally used for the afternoon tea gown, but chiffon, chiffon clothes, marquisette and lace were to be seen.

    The Tea Gown | Edwardian Promenade

  • It is used to make lightweight, open-mesh fabrics, such as marquisette.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • It is used to make lightweight, open-mesh fabrics, such as marquisette.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • It is used to make lightweight, open-mesh fabrics, such as marquisette.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • It is used to make lightweight, open-mesh fabrics, such as marquisette.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • The strapless top of her wedding dress was pink taffeta over a high-waisted mauve marquisette cocktail-length skirt.

    Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth

  • Deferring to modesty, she wore a sheer mauve marquisette bolero edged with the same pink taffeta as the top.

    Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth

  • The turn and fall and turn again of the breeze-lifted marquisette at the window, in and out of a sunbeam.

    More Than Human

  • It was a pale blue marquisette embroidered in tiny daisies, and Grace declared it to be far prettier than her graduating gown of white organdie trimmed with fine lace.

    Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School

  • "Nora has the dearest little pale green marquisette, mother," cried

    Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School

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