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Meaning of chiffon

chif•fon

Pronunciation: (shi-fon', shif'on), [key]
— n.
  1. a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon in plain weave.
  2. any women's dress ornament, as ribbon or lace.
—adj.
  1. (of dresses, scarves, etc.) resembling or made of chiffon.
  2. (in cooking) having a light, frothy texture, as certain pies and cakes containing beaten egg whites.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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