Batiste



a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers.
Contemporary Examples

batiste is from New Orleans, and his heritage informs both his music and his performance style.
Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain Howard Wolfson February 15, 2014

batiste does not believe that entertainment is at odds with musical proficiency.
Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain Howard Wolfson February 15, 2014

On this night, because of the setup on the small stage, batiste also played with his back to the crowd.
Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain Howard Wolfson February 15, 2014

batiste deeply admires Armstrong the entertainer, but knows it took more than a winning smile for his music endure.
Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain Howard Wolfson February 15, 2014

batiste is on a national tour, on his own “cause of happiness.”
Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain Howard Wolfson February 15, 2014

Historical Examples

batiste had put out three wooden arm chairs, and a rocker for Madame, on the verandah, whither the party of the tea table retired.
Two Knapsacks John Campbell

Of all the family, Roseta was the most like her father: a fury for work, as batiste said of himself.
The Cabin Vicente Blasco Ibez

batiste muttered with the cruel satisfaction which the joy of the prohibited produces.
The Cabin Vicente Blasco Ibez

In a short while, new cries awakened batiste from his stupor.
The Cabin Vicente Blasco Ibez

On hearing her sobs, batiste and his wife raised their heads in astonishment.
The Cabin Vicente Blasco Ibez

noun
a fine plain-weave cotton fabric: used esp for shirts and dresses

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