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Words used to describe cloth

breathable

adjective

clothes that are breathable are comfortable because they are made of cloth that has a lot of very small holes that allow air in

brushed

adjective

brushed cloth is very soft

cellular

adjective

made of a material with holes in it that keeps you warm in cold temperatures and comfortable in warm temperatures

colourfast

adjective

colourfast cloth does not lose its colour when you wash it

creased

adjective

creased cloth or paper is marked with a crease

crisp

adjective

crisp cloth or paper is smooth, clean, and fresh

diaphanous

adjective

very light and thin enough to see through

distressed

adjective

a distressed fabric or surface has been deliberately made to look old

fibrous

adjective

containing fibres, or similar to fibres

filmy

adjective

so thin that you can see through it

fire-retardant

adjective

fire-retardant cloth has chemicals in it that make it difficult to burn

flammable

adjective

likely to burn very quickly and easily

fleecy

adjective

something fleecy looks or feels soft and light, especially because it is made of fleece

flimsy

adjective

light and not providing very much protection

frayed

adjective

with fibres that are coming apart

inflammable

adjective

something that is inflammable burns easily

lacy

adjective

looking like lace

loose

adjective

not tightly woven or knitted

non-flammable

adjective

non-flammable cloth does not burn easily

plush

adjective

made from or covered with a soft thick cloth similar to velvet

quilted

adjective

something that is quilted is made from layers of cloth filled with feathers or a similar substance

rainproof

adjective

rainproof material or clothing prevents rain from passing through it

raw

adjective

the raw edge of a piece of cloth is an edge where the fibres are loose and separate

ribbed

adjective

ribbed cloth has raised parallel lines on it

see-through

adjective

made of cloth or plastic that you can see through

sheer

adjective

sheer cloth is very thin

silken

adjective

made of silk

stonewashed

adjective

stonewashed cloth has been treated to make it look old and soft

stretch

adjective

stretch cloth or clothing becomes wider or longer when you pull it and returns to its original shape and size when you stop pulling it

stretchy

adjective

stretchy cloth or clothing can be stretched and will go back to its original shape

threadbare

adjective

threadbare clothing, carpet, or cloth is very thin and almost has holes in it because it has been worn or used a lot

threadbare

adjective

wearing or containing threadbare things

three-ply

adjective

made of three layers or threads

tie-dyed

adjective

tie-dyed cloth has unusual patterns on it made by tying the cloth before it is dyed so that the colour does not go on some parts

tight

adjective

something such as cloth or rope that is tight is stretched so that it is completely straight or flat

tweedy

adjective

made of tweed

woolen

the American spelling of woollen

woollen

adjective

made from wool

woolly

adjective

made from wool, or similar to wool

wooly

the American spelling of woolly1

woven

adjective

woven cloth is made by crossing threads over and under each other

gauzy

adjective

wooliness

noun

be shot through with something

if cloth is shot through with a particular colour or fibre, it has that colour or fibre woven through it

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