Crinoline (noun)

A stiff, lightweight fabric, typically made of horsehair or a synthetic material, used to make the full, bell-shaped skirts of dresses and petticoats worn in the mid-19th century.


From french crinoline, from crin ("horsehair") + lin ("line.n")


  1. She wore a dress made of crinoline.
  2. The crinoline petticoat gave her skirt a full shape.
  3. Crinoline was a popular fabric in the 19th century.
  4. The crinoline dress was very popular in the 1850s and 60s.
  5. The crinoline was made of horsehair and was very itchy.
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