|chiffon (ʃɪˈfɒn, ˈʃɪfɒn)|
|1.||a fine transparent or almost transparent plain-weave fabric of silk, nylon, etc|
|2.||rare (often plural) feminine finery|
|3.||made of chiffon|
|4.||(of soufflés, pies, cakes, etc) having a very light fluffy texture|
|[C18: from French, from chiffe rag; probably related to |
in textiles, lightweight, sheer fabric of plain weave, usually of silk or one of the synthetic fibres. Although delicate in appearance, it is a relatively strong, balanced fabric and can be dyed or printed for use in dresses, millinery, scarves, and lampshades. The word chiffon is also used as a modifier to mean a lightweight or softly draping condition-e.g., chiffon velvet and chiffon taffeta.
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