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Meaning of "cretonne" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRETONNE

From French, from Creton Norman village where it originated.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRETONNE

cretonne  [krɛˈtɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRETONNE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cretonne is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRETONNE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cretonne

Cretonne

Cretonne was originally a strong, white fabric with a hempen warp and linen weft. The word is sometimes said to be derived from Creton, a village in Normandy where the manufacture of linen was carried on; some other serious sources mention that the cretonne was invented by Paul Creton, an inhabitant of Vimoutiers in the Pays d'Auge, Lower Normandy, France, a village very active in the textile industry in the past centuries. The word is now applied to a strong, printed cotton cloth, which is stouter than chintz but used for very much the same purposes. It is usually unglazed and may be printed on both sides and even with different patterns. Frequently cretonne has a fancy woven pattern of some kind which is modified by the printed design. It is sometimes made with a weft of cotton waste.

Definition of cretonne in the English dictionary

The definition of cretonne in the dictionary is a heavy cotton or linen fabric with a printed design, used for furnishing.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRETONNE


beton
ˈbɛtɒn
bouton
ˈbaʊtɒn
canton
ˈkæntɒn
chaton
ˈʃætɒn
crouton
ˈkruːtɒn
crypton
ˈkrɪptɒn
exciton
ˈɛksaɪˌtɒn
feuilleton
ˈfʊɪˌtɒn
fronton
ˈfrɒntɒn
futon
ˈfuːˌtɒn
krypton
ˈkrɪptɒn
mouton
ˈmuːtɒn
parton
ˈpɑːˌtɒn
peloton
ˈpɛləˌtɒn
photon
ˈfəʊtɒn
piton
ˈpiːtɒn
proton
ˈprəʊtɒn
reggaeton
ˌrɛɡeɪˈtɒn
roton
ˈrəʊtɒn
trichophyton
ˌtrɪkəˈfaɪtɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRETONNE

cretaceous
cretaceously
Cretan
Crete
cretic
cretin
cretinise
cretinism
cretinoid
cretinous
cretism
cretons
Creuse
creutzer
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
crevalle
crevasse
crevassed
crevette
crevice

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRETONNE

Argonne
baronne
Bayonne
bonne
boutonne
Carcassonne
chaconne
Donne
Essonne
Garonne
Haute-Garonne
Lot-et-Garonne
Narbonne
patronne
Sorbonne
Tarn-et-Garonne
the Argonne
the Sorbonne
tonne
Yonne

Synonyms and antonyms of cretonne in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cretonne» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRETONNE

Find out the translation of cretonne to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cretonne from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cretonne» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

提花窗帘布
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cretona
570 millions of speakers

English

cretonne
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

cretonne
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كريتون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кретоновые
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cretone
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছাপা সুতি কাপড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cretonne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cretonne
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kretonne
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クレトン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크레 톤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cretonne
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thứ vải trắng bền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திரைத் துணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रिटोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kreton
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cretonne
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cretonne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кретоновие
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

creton
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

cretonne
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cretonne
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kretong
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cretonne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cretonne

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRETONNE»

The term «cretonne» is regularly used and occupies the 73.684 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRETONNE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cretonne» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cretonne» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cretonne

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRETONNE»

Discover the use of cretonne in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cretonne and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dubliners
She breathes in "the odour of dusty cretonne" (Ev 36), wonders "where on earth all the dust came from" (despite her active efforts - "she had dusted once a week for so many years" - Ev 37), and just as she is about to stand up to leave she ...
Bernard Benstock, 1994
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Making History - Quilts & Fabric From 1890-1970: 9 ...
Cretonne and Furnishing Prints Ginghams: Checked, Plaid, Striped, and Plain 6' I 'm sitting in. After the Civil War, as America went crazy for calico, small-scale dress prints manufactured by American mills dominated women's at-home clothing ...
Barbara Brackman, 2010
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Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating ...
Many of the written references describe late nineteenth-century furnishing fabrics as cretonne. a convention that I will follow in referring to large scale furnishings fabric produced after 1875. The word cretonne apparently replaced the word ...
Barbara Brackman, 2009
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Popular Mechanics
Information as to where to obtain any specified materials or parts for making objects described in the following pages may be had, on request, from our Bureau of Information. — Editor. Left: Cutting the Cretonne and Backing. Upper Center: ...
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Popular Mechanics
They are made of cretonne, starched stiff. The method of making them is very sicnple. Cut a piece of figured cretonne about 6 in. wide and 13 in. long. The piece used shouk of double thickness. Carefully form a cylinder or square from this, ...
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Girl on a Pony
In the summer a cretonne curtain hung in the doorway, letting in air and light. The claim shack had windows right under the tin roof. These windows, too, were curtained with cretonne. I don't suppose many people are still left who remember  ...
Laverne Hanners, 1998
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From Kitchen to Garret: Hints for Young Householders
The walls and paint being of a pink, like the pink, say, of the inside of a rose, or of the lighter shade of coral, with no distinct and distracting pattern on the wall, a pretty flowery cretonne could be chosen for the dado and window curtains.
Jane Ellen Panton, 2012
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Farmers' Bulletin
A creamy tan cretonne with yellow, blue-green, and red-purple predominant in the design would be interesting. If this were used for side draperies, glass curtains of square-meshed net or a similar plain, thin fabric would be necessary.
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ACTIVITIES FOR LITTLE FINGERS:
IV- Box Couch, for Dolls' Dresses Materials. Pasteboard box, 3x7 inches. Cretonne or silkoline. Colored cambric. White cotton, No. 80. Needles, No. 8. Cotton batting. Thimbles. Choose rather a heavy box and take the sides and ends off the ...
‎2014
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Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice
'cretonne' commonly referred to unglazed cotton, or cotton and linen mix, upholstery fabrics.) It seems likely that the bed seen in Bedroom 14 in the photograph of Constance Thellusson seated, 01878-80 (Figure 11.15,) was the bed mentioned ...
Dinah Eastop, Kathryn Gill, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRETONNE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cretonne is used in the context of the following news items.
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Honoring Lois Mailou Jones, an Artist and a Trailblazer
Design for Cretonne Drapery Fabric, c. 1932. — Courtesy of the Lois Mailou Jones Pierre Noel Trust. “It's a really wonderful way to bring all ... «The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News, Jun 15»
2
Labun Jordan: Everyone's a Critic
In the morning you're served a breakfast of a dozen platters of food: cretonne and baguettes and little shots of fruit smoothies - plus an omelet, ... «Vermont Public Radio, May 15»
3
Les Murray finds brevity in poetry anthology Waiting for the Past
... has the poet riffling forgotten weaves, “yellow bordure and buttony rib, / pouched swimsuits, cretonne ad lib”. “Voile” and “crinoline” appear in ... «The Australian, May 15»
4
Bells furniture shopping for family's next home
Alec has bought a very comfortable bedroom sofa covered with cretonne, that is all we have done or expect to do for some time to come. «Brantford Expositor, Apr 15»
5
Pittock Mansion beyond the ropes: The nieces' bedroom (Photos)
... a desk, a chiffonier, a dressing table chair, two chairs, a cushioned wicker chair, a green rug, and a pair of cretonne curtains with lambrequins ... «The Oregonian, Apr 14»
6
The Aesthetes
“It was all warming pans and horrible fabrics — cretonne, you know. Then my aunt's was just beige. I was evacuated during the war and was ... «New York Times, Apr 14»
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Powder in the wind: Waupun gas station a distant memory
The rest room is furnished with a wicker settee, wicker chairs and reading table, cretonne draperies and a tapestry rug. “The ladies' lavatory is ... «Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, Mar 14»
8
D best way to stay healthy this winter
Vitamin D also helps prevent dementia, as it increases cretonne levels in the brain; arthritis as it improves muscle function and osteoporosis as ... «Irish Examiner, Nov 13»
9
Heifer does the Unbelievable
Gorbro Stormatic Cretonne EX91 3E received the senior title and ... Cretonne is a descendant of the Felicity family of Rockwood Park, and has ... «Stock & Land, Jul 13»
10
Why Allende had to die
... Allende during that period, found him aged, tense and full of gloomy premonitions as he talked to her from the yellow cretonne couch where, ... «New Statesman, Apr 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cretonne [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cretonne>. Sep 2021 ».
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