lace
/ˈɫeɪs/
noun
a delicate cotton or silky cloth with a pattern of holes
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1These ones are laces.
2Sometimes your trainer has to lace up your gloves.
3Lace up your shoes.
4Lace up those sneakers!
5That mom laced into you.
linen
/ˈɫɪnən/
noun
cloth that is made from the fibers of a plant called flax, used to make fine clothes, etc.
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1Bleached linen.
2Linens spilling all over the place.
3Linens are sheets, towels, blankets.
4Now, first, we have linen.
5The third popular material for summer suits is linen.
mohair
/ˈmoʊˌhɛɹ/
noun
a soft yarn or fabric, made from the fine wool of the angora goat
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1It's a mohair sweater!
2They're leopard mohair, and they're super cute on the foot.
3I mean, a mohair suit?
4You'll find mohair blankets everywhere.
5My tie is a mohair wool and silk grenadine from Fort Belvedere that is untipped.
leather
/ˈɫɛðɝ/
noun
strong material made from animal skin and used for making clothes, bags, shoes, etc.
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1Leather varies.
2Its body is now scorched leather.
3Its body is now scorched leather.
4George Michael invented leather.
5Leather is more expensive than fabric yes.
moleskin
/ˈmɔɫɛˌskɪn/
noun
a soft thick fabric made of cotton with a velvety nap, which is very durable
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1I can imagine that she puts a lot of good use into her moleskin and you could even plan your day.
2Corduroy is basically in the family of fustian fabrics, and it includes moleskins.
3Created as part of project UNDERDOGMA, this pair of moleskin slippers was designed to poke fun at this poor use of resources.
4If Chris just punched me across the face and I hit my head and I was down for a count, I wouldn't call for a doctor, I wouldn't call for medicine, I'd call for a moleskin.
5For added protection, put a piece of moleskin on blister-prone areas.
muslin
/ˈməzɫən/
noun
a type of plain transparent fabric that is fine and lightweight, used for making garments, curtains or sheets
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1Their muslin is beautiful.
2They make the best muslins.
3I bought some new muslins.
4The muslin ones are a little bit more sturdy.
5It's muslin.
patent leather
/pˈæʔn̩t lˈɛðɚ/
noun
a smooth kind of leather with a high-gloss finish
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1It's like a patent leather magenta.
2They're a black patent leather.
3Seven, wear patent leather evening shoes.
4My shoes are opera pumps in patent leather with a black bow.
5Plain oxfords are best in patent leathers for evening wear and nothing else.
polyester
/ˌpɑˌɫiˈɛstɝ/
noun
a synthetic fiber that is quick to dry and is widely used in textile industry
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1Normally, polyester is made from petroleum.
2So you can use polyester sleeves.
3Shorter tears are put in polyester sleeves.
4And so, you saw polyester, spandex, and acrylic or nylon pop-up.
5Well, polyester has a high stain resistibility.
satin
/ˈsætən/
noun
a type of very smooth fabric with a glossy surface
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1I bring two satin pillowcases.
2- What's a satin pillowcase like?
3So here's another satin style variety.
4This one has the satin pothos.
5Third one is satin.
silk
/ˈsɪɫk/
noun
a type of smooth soft fabric made from the threads that silkworms produce
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1Silk is the product of the domesticated silkworm, Bombyx mori.
2Silk printed button-ups.
3Silk always works.
4All spiders make silk at some point in their life.
5Silk is probably my favorite soy milk.
nylon
/ˈnaɪˌɫɑn/
noun
a tough synthetic fiber that is light and elastic, used in textile industry
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1We would weave nylon around these hangers.
2So, nylon is a monofilament, non-absorbable suture.
3And this bag feels like nylon.
4The gloves will protect the nylons from your nails and jewelry.
5- Totally dig the nylons.
acrylic
/əˈkɹɪɫɪk/
noun
a textile fiber made by chemical processes that is used for clothes and dries quickly
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1Acrylics are dangerous.
2Acrylics start at $35.
3- Super acrylic nails?
4Look for acrylics.
5Acrylic paints typically dry very quickly.
cashmere
/ˈkæʒmɪɹ/
noun
fine, soft wool that is originally taken from the undercoat of the Kashmir goat
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1One of the classic premium scarf materials is cashmere.
2Also, higher-quality cashmeres usually come in a tighter weave.
3Today's video is all about cashmere.
4One of the most popular materials in scarves is cashmere.
5The cashmere is also a high end sweater.
pinstripe
/ˈpɪnˌstɹaɪp/
noun
a fabric that is dark with light thin lines woven into it, used for business suits
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1They have you in a pinstripe pantsuit.
2The pinstripes are lit--
3Eggsy has now assumed the code name of Galahad and he starts this movie in his signature outfit from the previous film, the navy pinstriped suit.
4Again you'll find peak lapels, pinstripes, bull shirts, and ties.
5Leave the pinstripe suits at home, don't use flashy ties or accessories.
pinstriped
/ˈpɪnˌstɹaɪpt/
adjective
(of fabric) having a pattern of light narrow lines on a dark background
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1We're hoping he's a time or dimension-traveling gangster since he's clearly super into fedoras and pinstriped suits.
chiffon
/ʃɪˈfɑn/
noun
a lightweight and transparent fabric made from silk or nylon
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1A chiffon cake is a cake-- - Yeah, back up one step.
2I also wear chiffon and chenille, and I make no ex-sheptions.
3She wore a black chiffon dress.
4There you go, gorgeous mousseline pie, pumpkin chiffon pie, into the fridge.
5Chiffon, georgette, taffeta, silk satin, and charmeuse should be dry-cleaned.
cloth
/ˈkɫɔθ/
noun
material used for making clothes, which is made by knitting or weaving silk, cotton, etc.
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1This is kapa cloth.
2Many women in this area weave traditional cloth.
3These factories were making cloth.
4These factories made cloth from cotton.
5The matador waves the cloth toward the bull.
corduroy
/ˈkɔɹdɝˌɔɪ/
noun
a strong but soft cotton fabric patterned with raised straight lines
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1The corduroy patches.
2Corduroy shirt.
3Is it corduroys?
4This is Corduroy.
5Then we have corduroy scrunchies which are a new version of our scrunchies.
crepe
/ˈkɹeɪp/
noun
a light and soft fabric with wrinkles and folds in its surface that is made of synthetic or natural fibers
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1Sometimes, life gives you crepes.
2Crepes are a European thing, man.
3But most people just say crepes.
4Crepes are like a pancake burrito?
5- We ate crepes.
flannel
/ˈfɫænəɫ/
noun
a soft cotton or woolen cloth with a loose texture that is used for making clothes or sheets
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1Use a flannel.
2I have a flannel across my eyes.
3What else, like, has flannels?
4Well, at least change your flannel.
5So, we got some flannel.
fur
/ˈfɝ/
noun
an item of clothing made of fur
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1We need fur.
2Say the word fur.
3Steve hat einiges für die finanzielle Domination aufgegeben, inklusive zwei Ehen.
4Their ducks have fur.
5Will fur work?
wool
/ˈwʊɫ/
noun
thick thread made from wool, which people use for knitting
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1Back in the 1950s, wool was basically like gold in New Zealand.
2Wool me cocoa beans?
3I finally found wool.
4However, people can harvest alpaca wool often.
5- I still like wool.
tartan
/ˈtɑɹtən/
noun
a woolen fabric patterned with lines and squares, originally from Scotland
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1Some shops have the famous Scottish tartans.
2A kilt needs about six meters of tartan.
3- I love a good tartan.
4One of the simplest weaving patterns, tartan cloth has stripes of different colors that vary in breadth.
5The Barbour tartan is obviously a nod to the founder's Scottish roots.
thermal
/ˈθɝməɫ/
adjective
(of clothes) designed with special material that keeps the wearer warm
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1Thermal cameras report a temperature value, the effect of temperature.
2Thermals, unfortunately, didn't redeem the Core i5 version either.
3Thermal cam Before After His tongue got hotter Pad prik khing, Thailand - Oh, Thai food!
4The other ones for me are thermals.
5Thermals are kind of like the gas for a car.
check
/ˈtʃɛk/
noun
a pattern of small squares, typically in two colors, used on fabric and resembling a checkerboard
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1The computer system checks the rider's body movements about 100 times every second.
2Check your local listings.
3Checking the facts.
4- Check your chimple!
5Check the other box.
checked
/ˈtʃɛkt/
adjective
having a pattern of small squares with usually two different colors
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1She's checked
2I CHECKED listings on My Home Island of MAUI.
3Many have been CHECKED OFF
4Temperatures are checked.
5And I specifically CHECKED ON
suede cloth
/swˈeɪd klˈɔθ/
noun
a synthetic fabric with a soft, fuzzy texture that mimics the look and feel of natural suede leather

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suede
/ˈsweɪd/
noun
soft leather with a velvety surface, used for making shoes, jackets, etc.
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1It is suede.
2And suede definitely.
3And suede definitely.
4And suede definitely.
5Another main characteristic of the Chukka boot is the suede leather.
suede leather
/swˈeɪd lˈɛðɚ/
noun
a type of leather with a soft, napped surface that is created by sanding or buffing the underside of animal skin

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patterned
/ˈpætɝnd/
adjective
having a repeated design or decorative arrangement of colors
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1During the day, the piece casts patterned shadows on the ground.
2During the day, the piece casts patterned shadows on the ground.
3It's very patterned.
4A patterned shirt could also be an option assuming that the scale of the pattern is harmonizing with the overall formality of the outfit.
5The patterned side is for removing nail polish, and the softer side is for face cleansing.
fleece
/ˈfɫis/
noun
a soft and warm fabric similar to sheep's wool in texture
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1Was I wearing fleece?
2Fleece. - That looks like a nice fleece.
3Enjoy the fleeces!
4- I have some Carter's fleece pajamas.
5Fleece open the door!
silky
/ˈsɪɫki/
adjective
having a fine and smooth surface that is shiny
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1Mmm. - Oh, the noodles are so silky.
2Silky smooth red wine sauce.
3My coat is so silky.
4My coat is so silky.
5Your hair feels soft, silky.
plain
/ˈpɫeɪn/
adjective
simple in design, without a specific pattern
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1The next fact is just plain crazy.
2Speak out plain.
3Drink plain, unsweetened green tea.
4This one is plain.
5Life is plain.
woolen
/ˈwʊɫən/
adjective
made of or related to wool
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1In fact, woolen cloth alone made up two thirds of English exports in the early sixteenth century.
2On top of this, traders from Ashur also supplied fine woolen textiles from their native Mesopotamia.
3Some 92% of exports were woolen cloth.
4Woolen cloth manufacture continued as a major industry.
5For the purposes of ground burials, woolen coffins are, undoubtedly, environmentally friendly.
wooly
/ˈwʊɫi/
adjective
covered with wool
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1Does wooly mammoth habitat even exist anymore?
2- There's a wooly mammoth.
3This is a wooly jumper.
4This is a wooly jumper.
5The last populations of wooly mammoths still roamed in Siberia.
velvet
/ˈvɛɫvət/
noun
a cloth with a smooth and thick surface, typically made of cotton or silk
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1VELVET: Sounds lovely.
2- Red velvet pancakes.
3Oh I mean velvet.
4I mean, velvet.
5I'm wearing velvet.
paisley
/ˈpeɪzɫi/
noun
a teardrop-shaped, intricate design pattern characterized by a curved, abstract floral motif
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1My name is Paisley.
2Paisley, what is your favorite color?
3Well, so this girl send Paisley these doll dress ups.
4Go, Paisley. -
5Paisley washed her hair.
flowery
/ˈfɫaʊɝi/
adjective
depicting or decorated with a pattern of flowers
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1Put aside the flowery language.
2She hated flowery sentences.
3- I like flowery things.
4You got flowery violet, licorice.
5Don’t be flowery, Jacob!
print
/ˈpɹɪnt/
noun
a design applied to a fabric using methods such as screen printing, digital printing, or block printing
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1Digitally printed Moon camouflage.
2Printing your pattern.
3Publishers printed the new scientific papers.
4Print more money.
5Then print a black and white physical copy of it.
plaid
/ˈpɫæd/
noun
a cloth with a pattern marked by intersecting straight lines or paths
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1You like plaid?
2You want plaid teeth?
3You want plaid teeth?
4Is this plaid?
5Plaids are totally out this year.
striped
/ˈstɹaɪpt/
adjective
having a pattern of straight lines
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1Striped skunks are pretty amazing.
2The national animal is the striped hyena.
3In this park the striped felines still enjoy a natural equilibrium.
4Striped blazers often come in cotton, sometimes in velvet or combination of wool and cotton.
5Striped toothpaste isn't necessarily special.
polka dot
/pˈɑːlkə dˈɑːt/
noun
a pattern consisting of round spots that are equally spaced apart and can vary in size and color

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dotted
/ˈdɑtəd/, /ˈdɑtɪd/
adjective
decorated with a series of small, circular spots or points
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1Which in this case, this dotted line represents the date of policy change.
2This dotted line that I'm showing.
3The costume consisted of dotted socks, pink pants, and a belted blouse with a wide white collar.
4This dotted line here is 1/4 and 0.
5What are those dotted lines?
cotton
/ˈkɑtən/, /ˈkɔtən/
noun
cloth made from the fibers of the cotton plant
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1I picked cotton.
2Well cotton actually holds moisture.
3They produce cotton.
4"Apply cotton on finger."
5- You avoid cotton?
fabric
/ˈfæbɹɪk/
noun
cloth that is made by weaving cotton yarn, silk, etc., which is used in making clothes
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1Bleach and hair color permanently ruin fabric.
2Okay, we're touching fabrics.
3I have fabric.
4He said fabric. -
5Because of that, the traditional English suit uses heavier fabrics.
stripe
/ˈstɹaɪp/
noun
a design of clothes consisting of lines or bands with a different color from the background
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1The flag above also has stripes.
2Tigers have striped skin
3Stripe tail scorpion without question is a more painful sting than the giant desert hairy scorpion.
4Maybe stripes were in style.
5Okay, striped shirt.
spotted
/ˈspɑtɪd/
adjective
patterned with small colored dots
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1- A spotted tiger that you can't trust.
2Spotted hyenas are considered the most successful predators in Africa.
3Spotted, Travis Scott taking a summer holiday in Summer Holiday's bedroom.
4Spotted, Cassandra Goth caught partying without her top on.
5Spotted hyenas are proficient hunters in their own right.
tweed
/ˈtwid/
noun
a rough woolen fabric woven by different colored threads, originally made in Scotland, especially used for coats and suits
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1Tweed rose through the political ranks fast.
2Wearing tweed.
3By definition, tweed is a more casual garment with a nice texture and rich colors.
4Tweed is named after a multitude of things.
5Next up is Saxony tweed.
ribbed
/ˈɹɪbd/
adjective
(of a fabric or piece of clothing) with a pattern of raised lines
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1The ribbed ones absorb the sauce better.
2Look at the band of ribbed silk and the excellent lining.
3Another con in my book is the ribbed collar and, yes, I know it's fairly standard.
4Typically, the turtleneck part itself is made out of a ribbed knit while the body is generally made up of a solid knit.
5Second, the ribbed outer surface of the pencil is useful for keeping a firm grip as you write.
textile
/ˈtɛkˌstaɪɫ/
noun
any type of knitted, felted or woven cloth
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1The largest exports are textiles, fish, and sugarcane.
2Textile factories are still poisoning the planet’s rivers.
3The textile industry produces 20% of the world’s waste water.
4Textile machine operator positions typically require a high school diploma or equivalent.
5Take textiles for example.
ruched
/ɹˈʌtʃt/
adjective
(of a fabric or piece of clothing) made with many small folds or pleats

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waterproof
/ˈwɔtɝˌpɹuf/
noun
a textile that is coated or laminated with a substance that prevents water from penetrating through it
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1This one is finally waterproof.
2- This one is waterproof.
3-This material is waterproof.
4No phone is waterproof.
5This thing is even waterproof.
knit
/ˈnɪt/
noun
a type of fabric construction where a single yarn is looped continuously to create interlocking rows of stitches
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1The man knits sweaters out of human hair.
2- Hm. - Coral's hobby is knitting.
3That one's a little bit more tightly knit.
4She knitted a little superior healing potion.
5Bit of adrenaline, dash of outrage, and a hint of panic, knitted my brain back together.
denim
/ˈdɛnəm/
noun
strong cotton cloth that is usually blue in color, particularly used in making jeans
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1"Likes denim."
2"Likes denim."
3The denim feels good.
4The denim is a great wash.
5This is recycled denim.
chintz
/tʃˈɪnts/
noun
a shiny cloth made of cotton, often decorated with flower patterns, that is used for furniture covers and curtains
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1This isn't the cheap chintz of a bodega burner phone nor the greasy unapologetic plastic of the iPhone 5c.
2Lots of patterns again and everything from like troll and, Oh my gosh, this room is filled with chintz, but it's a two-tone Chintz not a multicolored chintz.
3Lots of patterns again and everything from like troll and, Oh my gosh, this room is filled with chintz, but it's a two-tone Chintz not a multicolored chintz.
4Lots of patterns again and everything from like troll and, Oh my gosh, this room is filled with chintz, but it's a two-tone Chintz not a multicolored chintz.
5These chintzes on these walls are amazing, and they're all noticed in the white backgrounds, but they're definitely feminine and soft and very, very pretty.
polka-dotted
/pɒlkəˌdɒtɪd/
adjective
covered in small round dots of a single color on a contrasting background, resembling 'polka dots'

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fustian
/ˈfəsˌtiən/
noun
a durable cotton fabric with a slight nap or pile on the surface, originally made in the Middle Ages in Europe
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1Up in Lancashire around the town of Manchester, which at this time was not a great city but a small market town, there was the growth in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries of the manufacture of so-called "fustians."
2Corduroy is basically in the family of fustian fabrics, and it includes moleskins.
3Fustian dates back to the year 200, and it got its name from the Egyptian city of Fustat which is near Cairo.

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