surah silk
Surah Su"rah, n. A soft twilled silk fabric much used for women's dresses; -- called also {surah silk}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Surah — Su rah, n. A soft twilled silk fabric much used for women s dresses; called also {surah silk}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surah — [soor′ə] n. [after SURAT: orig. used of coarse cotton goods made there] a soft, twilled fabric of silk or rayon …   English World dictionary

  • surah — surah1 /soor euh/, n. a soft, twilled silk or rayon fabric. [1880 85; appar. var. of SURAT] surah2 /soor euh/, n. Islam. sura. * * * or sura Any chapter of the Qurān. According to Muslim belief, each of the 114 sūrahs, which vary in length from… …   Universalium

  • silk — (Roget s IV) n. Varieties of silks include: taffeta, moiré, watered silk, jacquard, damask, crepe, satin crepe, satin de Lyon, satin, rajah, pongee, China silk, tissue, voile, tulle, sarcenet, faille, marabou, mousseline de soie, shantung, tussah …   English dictionary for students

  • surah — noun Etymology: probably alteration of surat, a cotton produced in Surat, India Date: 1873 a soft twilled fabric of silk or rayon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • surah — noun soft twilled silk …   Wiktionary

  • surah — soft twilled silk or rayon Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • surah — [ sʊərə, sjʊərə] noun a soft twilled silk fabric used in dressmaking. Origin C19: representing the Fr. pronunciation of Surat, a city in India, where it was orig. made …   English new terms dictionary

  • surah — su•rah [[t]ˈsʊər ə[/t]] n. tex a soft, lustrous, twilled fabric of silk, wool, or synthetic fiber • Etymology: 1880–85; appar. var. of Surat …   From formal English to slang

  • surah — I. /ˈsjurə/ (say syoohruh) noun a soft twilled silk or rayon fabric. {apparently named after Surat, a seaport in W India} II. /ˈsura/ (say soohrah) noun one of the 114 chapters of the Koran, each with a number of verses, and each one beginning… …   Australian English dictionary

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