Moire



[mwahr, mawr, mohr] /mwɑr, mɔr, moʊr/

noun
1.
any moiré fabric.
[mwah-rey, mawr-ey, mohr-ey; French mwa-rey] /mwɑˈreɪ, ˈmɔr eɪ, ˈmoʊr eɪ; French mwaˈreɪ/
adjective
1.
(of silks and other fabrics) presenting a watery or wavelike appearance.
noun
2.
a design pressed on silk, rayon, etc., by engraved rollers.
3.
any silk, rayon, etc., fabric with a watery or wavelike appearance.
4.
Printing. an interference pattern of dots appearing in the print of process color.
/mwɑː/
noun
1.
a fabric, usually silk, having a watered effect
/ˈmwɑːreɪ/
adjective
1.
having a watered or wavelike pattern
noun
2.
such a pattern, impressed on fabrics by means of engraved rollers
3.
any fabric having such a pattern; moire
4.
Also moiré pattern. a pattern seen when two geometrical patterns, such as grids, are visually superimposed
n.

“watered silk,” 1650s, from French moire (17c.); see mohair. As an adjective, moiré “having the appearance of watered silk,” it is attested from 1823.

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