Definition of Cretonne

1. Noun. An unglazed heavy fabric; brightly printed; used for slipcovers and draperies.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile



Definition of Cretonne

1. n. A strong white fabric with warp of hemp and weft of flax.

Definition of Cretonne

1. Noun. A strong, heavy fabric of cotton, linen or rayon, used to make curtains and upholstery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cretonne

1. a heavy fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cretonne

cretinised
cretinises
cretinising
cretinisms
cretinistic
cretinize
cretinized
cretinizes
cretinizing
cretinoid
cretinous
cretins
cretism
cretisms
cretonne (current term)
cretonnes
creutzer
creutzers
creutzfeldt-jakob disease
creutzfeldt-jakob syndrome
crevalle
crevalle jack
crevalles
crevet
crevets

Literary usage of Cretonne

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1. A Red Triangle Girl in France (1918)
"I bought a bureau and a mirror and a rug and an easy chair, and with a dozen metres of pink cretonne and some help in shelves from the boys, it's turning ..."

2. The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises, Studies, and Pursuits by Matilda Anne Planche Mackarness (1888)
"APPLIQUE IN cretonne. This is a charming new style of application. Take a piece of material —black satin is perhaps the best of all—suitable for a screen, ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"cretonne, originally a white cloth of French manufacture, ... cretonne, on the other hand, is generally thick and strong for a cotton fabric, ..."

4. Home Furnishing: Facts and Figures about Furniture, Carpets and Rugs, Lamps by George Leland Hunter (1913)
"A tapestry effect on rep cre- cretonne. tonne. 3. An ambitious attempt on rep 4. Another ambitious and not\un cretonne. successful attempt on taffeta. ..."

5. Tropical Trials: A Hand-book for Women in the Tropics by Shelley Leigh Hunt, Alexander S. Kenny (1883)
"cretonne for Furniture.—Lace Curtains.—Table Covers, Chromes, Wall Brackets, &c.—Sundries. THE remarks wo have to offer on this subject, are, necessarily, ..."

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