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