- n. From the French "moire", borrowed to English. It refers to those fabrics in which a ripple or watered finishing process has been produced by pressing or applying heat to flatten parts of the ribs and leave the rest in relief, in order to make them reflect the light differently.
- Burnham, Dorothy. Warp and Weft. A Textile Terminology. Royal Ontario Museum, 1980; Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (eds). The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press; Oxford; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989. [www.oed.com]; Tortora, Phyllis, y Ingrid Johnson. The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles, 2015.
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