Definition of devoré in English:

devoré

(also devore)

noun

  • A velvet fabric with a pattern formed by burning the pile away with acid.

    [as modifier] ‘a devoré top’
    • ‘The clothes feature contrasting materials, as seems to be prevalent this season: coats with felt stitching over silk crêpe dresses, and artificial leather against devoré silk.’
    • ‘Burnt out devore velvets will be a strong fashion as they look great in rich jewel tones.’
    • ‘Textures included silk velvets, velveteen and devorés, paillettes and satins.’
    • ‘There is a pretty, pleated chiffon one with detachable corsage and ribbon belt, a red devoré dress with wide ribbon belt and a sequin-sprinkled, pale-pink mesh version.’
    • ‘It was during his college years that he learnt his trademark and highly specialised craft of working with a silk and velvet mix known as devore velvet.’
    • ‘The high street is heaving with devore tops and ruched satin trousers, while supermarkets are stuffed with beaded dresses and strappy sandals with killer heels.’
    • ‘Blair says, ‘What I've done is soften the colours, bleach and fade the prints in some cases, and put them on chiffons or devoré velvets.’’
    • ‘Fabrics here include silk damask devores, silk damask and stripes and plains inspired by Imperial Russia.’

Origin

1990s: from French dévoré, lit. devoured past participle of dévorer.

Pronunciation:

devoré

/dəˈvôrā/