Chiffon is a fabric that’s light and silky. You have probably seen a slip or a dress made out of chiffon.

Chiffon is made of silk, nylon, or rayon. It is airy and sheer and is therefore used in making lingerie and some types of dresses and blouses. If you want a rough, tough fabric, chiffon isn’t the way to go. Chiffon is flimsy, pretty, and lightweight. Ironically, it comes from a French word for a rag, which would be an insult to a nice chiffon dress.

Definitions of chiffon
  1. noun
    a sheer fabric of silk or rayon
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    type of:
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
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