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English definition of “taffeta”

taffeta

noun [U]     /ˈtæf.ə.tə/ US  /-ɪ.t̬ə/
a stiff, shiny cloth made from silk or artificial material, used especially for dresses to be worn at special events: a taffeta ball gownTextiles made from man-made fibres
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