moire definition

  • noun:
    • A watered or moiré material.
    • initially, a fine textile material made of hair of an Asiatic goat; any textile material to which a watered look is offered.
    • Originally, a fine textile fabric manufactured from hair of an Asiatic goat; a short while later, any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is offered undergoing calendering.
    • A watered, clouded, or frosted look produced upon either textile materials or metallic surfaces; moi`ré.
    • A clouded or watered appearance on metals or textile fabrics.
    • some sort of watered silk; also, watered mohair. See watered.
    • silk textile with a wavy surface structure
  • adjective:
    • (of silk textile) having a wavelike structure

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