from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A watered or moiré fabric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; afterwards, any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given in the process of calendering.
- n. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance produced upon either textile fabrics or metallic surfaces; moi`ré.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A clouded or watered appearance on metals or textile fabrics.
- n. A Kind of watered silk; also, watered mohair. See watered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern
- n. silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
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.
Layers upon layers of paperlike sheets are superimposed upon each other, their edges often "cropping out" on sloping surfaces; and since these edges, according to the curvatures of the surfaces, run in wavy lines, the total aspect is very often that of "moire" silk.
There was also a little more "moire" and jaggies on edges on the Topfield, but in isolation it did look pretty good.
No one complained, however, when reviews of final crisis 6 contained moneyshots of Batman with the gun or Batman in the Omega sanction on the day of release - those pages weren't something DC had given us, and I recognized the moire of a paper scan on several sites.
Jenny Sanford is looking moire and more like a chump each day.
Compression is a problem - although so is moire and jello etc etc - they are certainly far from perfect DSLRs but you can actually make a pretty good living at the moment using them for video and stills - and its challenging but fun work - so I'm enjoying shooting on them.
He is honest and has moire integrity then what we have seen from other candidates.
Out of the steamer-trunk she pulled a heavy black silk moire skirt, and a high-necked, long-sleeved black silk shirtwaist trimmed in black silk embroidery and jet beads.