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Meaning of taffeta

taf•fe•ta

Pronunciation: (taf'i-tu), [key]
— n.
  1. a medium-weight or light-weight fabric of acetate, nylon, rayon, or silk, usually smooth, crisp, and lustrous, plain-woven, and with a fine crosswise rib effect.
  2. any of various other fabrics of silk, linen, wool, etc., in use at different periods.
—adj.
  1. of or resembling taffeta.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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