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  • n. Alternative spelling of organdy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of transparent light but stiff muslin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A muslin of great fineness and translucency, used for women's dresses. It is sold both plain and figured with printed flowers, etc.

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

  • n. a sheer stiff muslin


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  • In summer, a gown of light material, such as organdie, muslin, or other soft goods, dainty and somewhat elaborate, is in good taste.

    The Etiquette of To-day

  • At such times, if Adams was present, he might recognize "organdie," or "taffeta," or "chiffon," as words defining certain textiles, but the rest was too technical for him, and he was like a dismal boy at a sermon, just waiting for it to get itself finished.

    Alice Adams

  • V&A Images A 1953 cotton organdie dress Silk has long been the dominant fabric for brides.

    Here Comes the Dress

  • The rose organdie with long pink sash was becoming, but she had worn it last summer when Melanie visited Twelve Oaks and she'd be sure to remember it.

    Great Dresses in Mediocre Literature (a continuing series) - A Dress A Day

  • The Hubert de Givenchy gown, burned into our retinas, is a silk organdie with black floral patterns, a straight skirt with an overskirt open in front, and a long train.

    Sabrina (1954) - Part 2

  • And, like strange birds alighting, you had slim and charming girls in organdie frocks and face-powder and bobbed hair, fluttering into the plaza.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • So, before very long, the organdie butterflies and the flannel-trouser fifis gave in, succumbed, crushed once more beneath the stone-heavy passivity of resistance in the demonish peons.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • And some of the organdie frocks had green legs and green feet, some had legs à la nature, and white feet.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The red and the pink and the yellow and the blue organdie frocks were turning sharply with all the white flannel trousers available, and some of the white flannel trousers had smart shoes, white with black strappings or with tan brogue bands.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • It is spirit which makes the flapper flap her organdie wings like a butterfly.

    The Plumed Serpent


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