moi·ré (mwä-rā, mô-)
Having a wavy or rippled surface pattern. Used of fabric.
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.
[French, from past participle of moirer, to water, from mouaire, moire, moiré fabric, probably alteration of English MOHAIR.]
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