Definition of plissé in English:

plissé

adjective

  • (of fabric) treated to give a permanent puckered or crinkled effect:

    ‘a plissé prom dress’
    • ‘A plissé finish is applied by treating a fabric with sodium hydroxide, which gives the article a puckered look.’
    • ‘The surface of its 37cm wide lampshade has a plissé effect.’

noun

  • [mass noun] Material treated so as to be permanently puckered or crinkled.

    • ‘A plissé will usually have no variation in the number of warp (lengthwise) threads’

Origin

Late 19th century: French, literally pleated, past participle of plisser.

Pronunciation

plissé

/ˈpliːseɪ/