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chiffon (shĬfŏn´), plain-weave, lightweight, sheer, transparent fabric made of cotton, silk, or synthetic fiber; it is made of fine, highly twisted, strong yarn. Chiffon is difficult to handle, but it drapes and wears well and is very durable despite its light weight. It is piece-dyed or piece-printed and may be given a soft or stiff finish. Among its uses are in evening dresses, formal blouses, trimmings, and scarfs.

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chiffon

chif·fon / shiˈfän; ˈshifˌän/ • n. a light, sheer fabric typically made of silk or nylon: [as adj.] a chiffon blouse. ∎  [as adj.] (of a cake or dessert) made with beaten egg whites to give a light consistency: chiffon cake.

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chiffon (pl.) fallals, finery XVIII; diaphanous silky muslin XIX. — F., f. chiffe scrap of paper, rag, of unkn. orig.

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