, mô-) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Having a wavy or rippled surface pattern. Used of fabric.
- Fabric, such as silk or rayon, finished so as to have a wavy or rippled surface pattern.
- A similar pattern produced on cloth by engraved rollers.
French, from past participle of moirer
, to water
, from mouaire, moire
, moiré fabric
, probably alteration of English mohair