piqué

[pi-key, pee-; French pee-key]
noun, plural piqués [pi-keyz, pee-; French pee-key] , for 2.
1.
a fabric of cotton, spun rayon, or silk, woven lengthwise with raised cords.
2.
Ballet. a step in which the dancer steps onto the tip of the toe without bending the knee.
3.
ornamentation by means of punched or stippled patterns, sometimes inlaid with metal, ivory, tortoise shell, etc.
adjective
4.
(of glove seams and gloves) stitched through lapping edges.
5.
decorated with inlay: a piqué box.
Also, pique.


Origin:
1830–40; < French, past participle of piquer to quilt, prick; see pique1

peak, peek, pique, piqué.
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pique1 (piːk)
 
n
1.  a feeling of resentment or irritation, as from having one's pride wounded
 
vb (foll by on or upon) , piques, piquing, piqued
2.  to cause to feel resentment or irritation
3.  to excite or arouse
4.  to pride or congratulate (oneself)
 
[C16: from French, from piquer to prick, sting; see pick1]

pique2 (piːk)
 
n
1.  a score of 30 points made by a player from a combination of cards held before play begins and from play while his opponent's score is nil
 
vb
2.  to score a pique (against)
 
[C17: from French pic, of uncertain origin]

piqué (ˈpiːkeɪ)
 
n
a close-textured fabric of cotton, silk, or spun rayon woven with lengthwise ribs
 
[C19: from French piqué pricked, from piquer to prick]

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pique
1532, "fit of ill feeling," from M.Fr. pique "a prick, sting, irritation," from O.Fr. (see pike (2)). The verb, in the sense of "to excite to anger" is attested from 1671.
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Example sentences
Summer blockbuster season is months away, but there's plenty to pique young
  moviegoers' interest this spring.
Peck not only understands the fragile emotions of adolescents, he also knows
  what kind of characters will pique their interest.
Still, there's plenty of strange and obscure trivia to pique surfers' interest.
Although it would certainly pique some interest.
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