Definition of crêpe de Chine in English:

crêpe de Chine

Pronunciation: /ˌkrɛp də ˈʃiːn//ˌkreɪp də ˈʃiːn/


  • [mass noun] A fine crêpe of silk or similar fabric.

    • ‘She might have been a little tired round the eyes, but in a vintage crepe de Chine tea dress and ‘Oh, these, they're ancient’ patent-leather Mary-Janes, it was hard not to envy her.’


Late 19th century: French, literally crêpe of China.


crêpe de Chine

/ˌkrɛp də ˈʃiːn//ˌkreɪp də ˈʃiːn/