Definitions

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

  • noun A stiff, sheer, cotton fabric, used for trim, curtains, and light apparel.

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  • noun A fine, transparent fabric made from cotton, and usually stiffened.

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  • noun a sheer stiff muslin

Etymologies

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

[French organdi, perhaps after Old French Organzi (Urganch), a city of western Uzbekistan.]

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Origin uncertain.

Examples

  • His first design for her was a nightgown, a "deshabille" of white and rose organdy trimmed with lace and biscuit colored ribbons when she was hospitalized with a bout of her recurring heart ailment.

    Cherie Burns: What's a Fashion Muse?

  • His first design for her was a nightgown, a "deshabille" of white and rose organdy trimmed with lace and biscuit colored ribbons when she was hospitalized with a bout of her recurring heart ailment.

    Cherie Burns: What's a Fashion Muse?

  • My three daughters, still too young to fully understand what was happening, were the excited flower girls in organdy dresses.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • His first design for her was a nightgown, a "deshabille" of white and rose organdy trimmed with lace and biscuit colored ribbons when she was hospitalized with a bout of her recurring heart ailment.

    Cherie Burns: What's a Fashion Muse?

  • Braun has a luxurious line of made-to-order silk bedding available in organdy silk, crepe de chine and silk charmeuse.

    Better Beauty Sleep

  • The baby stretched a pink hand toward the white organdy rosette at his mother's black bodice.

    Al Eisele: How I Became a New York Celebrity 75 Years Ago

  • The space starts out thick and heavy, wide and dark, growing thinner and transparent until enough space has uncoiled and the space, thin as spaghetti and light as organdy ribbon, turns to white smoke and is gone, absorbed into the blue of the sky.

    A Cool Dry Place PART 1

  • He played on the iconic "marini è re" blue-and-white striped sailor's shirt by overlapping navy and ivory strips of organdy in a strapless floor-length gown.

    In Haute Couture, '50s Glamour Meets the Cancan

  • The baby stretched a pink hand toward the white organdy rosette at his mother's black bodice.

    Al Eisele: How I Became a New York Celebrity 75 Years Ago

  • My three daughters, still too young to fully understand what was happening, were the excited flower girls in organdy dresses.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

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