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A fabric with an irregularly raised or embossed surface.
- ‘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.’
French, literally ‘blistered’. It was first recorded (1920s) in the anglicized form cloky; use of the French form dates from the 1950s.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.