noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Italian lustrino glossy fabric, from lustro luster Date: 1661 a plain glossy silk formerly much used for women's dresses and ribbons

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  • Lutestring — Lute string , n. [Corrupted fr. lustring.] A plain, stout, lustrous silk, used for ladies dresses and for ribbon. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lutestring — [lo͞ot′striŋ΄] n. [altered (by assoc. with LUTE1) < LUSTRING] a glossy silk cloth, formerly used for women s apparel …   English World dictionary

  • lutestring — /looht string /, n. 1. a silk fabric of high sheen, formerly used in the manufacture of dresses. 2. a narrow ribbon finished with a high gloss. [1655 65; by folk etymology < F lustrine < It lustrino. See LUSTER1, INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lutestring — plain glossy silk Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • lutestring — n. shiny silk fabric; shiny narrow ribbon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lutestring — lute·string …   English syllables

  • lutestring — n. archaic a glossy silk fabric. Etymology: app. f. lustring f. F lustrine or It. lustrino f. lustro LUSTRE(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak in lutestring — speak in florid language, speak using ornate language …   English contemporary dictionary

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