Definition of Crepe

1. Noun. Paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations.

Exact synonyms: Crepe Paper
Generic synonyms: Paper

2. Verb. Cover or drape with crape. "Crape the mirror"
Exact synonyms: Crape
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Crape

3. Noun. Small very thin pancake.

4. Noun. A soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface.
Exact synonyms: Crape
Specialized synonyms: Canton Crepe, Crepe De Chine, Crepe Marocain, Marocain
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Derivative terms: Crape

Definition of Crepe

1. Noun. A soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface. ¹

2. Noun. A very thin pancake. ¹

3. Noun. crepe paper ¹

4. Noun. Rubber in sheets used especially for shoe soles. ¹

5. Noun. (Ireland) A death notice printed on white card with a background of black crepe paper or cloth, placed on a the door of a residence or business. ¹

6. Noun. (alternative spelling of crepe) ¹

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Definition of Crepe

1. to frizz the hair [v CREPED, CREPING, CREPES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crepe

creosote bush
crepe Suzette
crepe de Chine
crepe de Chines
crepe fern
crepe flower
crepe gardenia
crepe jasmine
crepe marocain
crepe myrtle
crepe paper
crepe rubber

Literary usage of Crepe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"crepe de Chineā€”A very light and fine fabric, made with si'lk warp and silk or hard spun worsted filling, the latter being alternately two picks of right and ..."

2. The Scrap Book (1906)
"For a mother-in-law or father-in-law, black without crepe for one month should be ... A black gown trimmed with crepe, a hat trimmed entirely with crepe, ..."

3. Plantation Rubber and the Testing of Rubber by George Stafford Whitby (1920)
"In one series of experiments he allowed wet, thin crepe to undergo " maturation" (bacterial decomposition of rubber protein) under two different conditions, ..."

4. A Cotton Fabrics Glossary by Frank P. Bennett, & Co (1914)
"The Striped crepe Analyzed. though it is probable that the fabrics now being ... A good many of the high-class crepe materials now being sold are woven with ..."

5. The Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore by Botanic Gardens (Singapore (1907)
"5 cases similar, 5/8J to 5/8$ 7 cases fine palish to darkish crepe, 5/6J. ... 4/74. z cases good washed sheet, 5/8J 10 cases fine pale to palish crepe, 5/9J ..."

6. The Analysis of Rubber by John Betley Tuttle (1922)
"Pale crepe. Pale crepe is frequently called first latex, although the same latex may, at the choice of the plantations, be made into either ribbed smoked ..."

7. Side Lights on the Bench and Bar of Chester County by Wilmer W. MacElree, Wilmer W. Mac Elree (1918)
"IF Moses Levy, of the Philadelphia Bar, had been asked on the nineteenth of October, 1824, why he was wearing crepe on his left arm, he would have informed ..."

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