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[awr-gan-zuh] /ɔrˈgæn zə/
noun, plural organzas.
a sheer rayon, nylon, or silk fabric constructed in plain weave and with a crisp finish, used in the manufacture of evening dresses, trimmings, etc.
Origin of organza
1810-20; origin uncertain Unabridged
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Examples from the web for organza
  • It was a white silk organza sundress with lime green and bright yellow and bright blue polka dots.
  • The models appeared in dresses of hand-painted organza.
British Dictionary definitions for organza


a thin stiff fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, rayon, etc
Word Origin
C20: perhaps related to organzine
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Word Origin and History for organza

1820, from French organsin (1660s), from Italian organzino, of unknown origin; perhaps from the same source as organdy.

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