Meaning of shantung in English:


Pronunciation /ʃanˈtʌŋ/

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mass noun
  • A dress fabric spun from tussore silk with random irregularities in the surface texture.

    as modifier ‘a shantung blouse’
    • ‘They makes gorgeous silk shantung and taffeta dresses that are amazingly flattering and come in every color.’
    • ‘Fabrics include canvas in different weights, linens, cotton and silk poplins, piquets, silk canvas, shantung, cotton jersey and all the classic ‘suit’ fabrics.’
    • ‘For Miu Miu she went back to the 1950s, with large geometric prints based on curtain and furnishing fabrics, heavy slubbed silk and shantung.’
    • ‘Another unique characteristic is the emergence of shiny materials, such as satin, silk, shantung and duchesse.’
    • ‘I was in a wedding and the bridesmaid's dress was a rose pink silk shantung.’
    • ‘Steeped in culture, hazy summer-weight cottons and shantung silk in luxurious shades of spice, henna and amber are embroidered and lavishly decorated.’
    • ‘Tussah silk, often called shantung, is made from the cocoons of wild tussah silkworms that eat oak and juniper leaves.’
    • ‘She looked incredible, as usual, with her brown ponytail, an off-white silk shantung pants suit, and a gorgeous Fabrice resin flower pin with seed-pearl-tipped stamens.’
    • ‘The bodice was in shantung satin and the skirt was in tulle & crinoline with lining.’
    • ‘It is like a nubby silk shantung, this culture thing.’
    • ‘Tussah silk is similar to shantung, with silk from the wild.’
    • ‘I recently bought a black silk shantung corset top, and I have no idea what to wear with it on bottom?’
    • ‘Sheree looked great in the black and gold silk shantung pantsuit she wore today.’
    • ‘I love rich colors and so decided to make my duvet cover out of a very saturated blue shantung silk.’
    • ‘She in her buttoned-up cheongsams and high heels, he in his sober-toned shantung suits and narrow ties - they repress themselves in the high style of their day and wear their restrictions as badges of honor.’
    • ‘At home in Chelsea his black shantung pyjamas would be laid out, the evening papers and the Book Collector spread on his night table, and the digestive biscuits and Karlsbad plums, a bottle of San Pellegrino, a jigger of Strathisla.’
    • ‘Our silk combination curtains were the solution: Their sheer tops let in diffused light, while solid shantung bottoms offer screening.’
    • ‘Although usually marketed as a ‘Panama hat,’ the shantung is a lower-priced imitation woven in China from twisted rice paper.’
    • ‘When I visited my favorite hat shop, I looked at a shantung and a cheap Panama hat but decided that my head would look and feel better when crowned by a true Montecristi.’
    • ‘A somulent shantung shawl of sherbet snow scuttled staidly across the spacious stage onto which the shady stratosphere of heaven harked an assiduous ear.’


Late 19th century from Shantung, where it was originally made.