A surface textile pattern of varying reflection that appears like waves. Moiré fabrics were first made in France. The patterns are produced on silk or rayon by passing the fabric between engraved cylinders that irregularly flatten the ribs and fixes the design into regions of crushed and uncrushed fibers. Moiré is used for dresses, ribbons, and suits.
Synonyms and Related Terms
moiré (Ned); moaré (Esp.); moire (sp)
Hazards and Safety
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