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moi·ré  audio  (mwä-r, mô-) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Having a wavy or rippled surface pattern. Used of fabric.
NOUN:
  1. Fabric, such as silk or rayon, finished so as to have a wavy or rippled surface pattern.
  2. A similar pattern produced on cloth by engraved rollers.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from past participle of moirer, to water, from mouaire, moire, moiré fabric, probably alteration of English mohair


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