Definition of cloqué in English:

cloqué

noun

mass noun
  • A fabric with an irregularly raised or embossed surface.

    as modifier ‘a cotton cloqué suit’
    • ‘This jacket beautifully complements the pencil skirt in the same rich black on black cloqué.’
    • ‘A process is disclosed for producing cloqué or undulating effects on the surfaces of textile fabrics made from synthetics.’

Origin

French, literally ‘blistered’. It was first recorded (1920s) in the anglicized form cloky; use of the French form dates from the 1950s.

Pronunciation

cloqué

/ˈkləʊkeɪ/