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A wrinkled or puckered effect in fabric. Crinkle may be introduced in a fabric by using twisted or crimped yarns in fabric construction, by fabric treatment with caustic soda to unevenly shrink portions or by mechanical crimping during fabric finishing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

kreuk (valse, ongewenste) vouw, rimpel, plooi (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990

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