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English definition of “shot”

shot

adjective (CLOTH)    /ʃɒt/ US  /ʃɑːt/
(of silk) having small threads of a colour in it, so that the main colour appears to change depending on the angle at which the cloth is seen: Her evening dress is made of green shot silk.Words used to describe textiles
(Definition of shot adjective (CLOTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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