Definition of moire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mwɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//mwɑːr//
, also NAmE//ˈmɔɪər//
(also moiré
BrE BrE//ˈmwɑːreɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmwɑːreɪ//
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a type of silk cloth with a pattern on its surface like small waves Word Originmid 17th cent.: French moire ‘mohair’ (the original fabric); the variant moiré ‘given a watered appearance’ (past participle of moirer, from moire).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: moire