moire

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See also: Moire, moiré, móire, and möire

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French moire, itself from English mohair.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moire (countable and uncountable, plural moires)

  1. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat.
  2. Any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English mohair.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moire f (plural moires)

  1. watered fabric, moire

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: amoerro, amoerre, moerro, muerre (semi-learned), moire

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French moire, itself a borrowing from English mohair, from Italian mocaiardo, mocaiarro, from Arabic مُخَيَّر‎(muḵayyar, choice).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moire f (uncountable)

  1. moire

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • moire in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • moire in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti