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Definitions and Synonyms of buckram | Another word for buckram | What is buckram?

Definition 1: a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing - [noun denoting artifact]

(buckram is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 2: stiffen with or as with buckram - [verb of change]

Samples where buckram or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • buckram the skirt

(buckram is a kind of ...) make stiff or stiffer

"Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"

Definition 3: rigidly formal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where buckram or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a starchy manner
  • the letter was stiff and formal
  • his prose has a buckram quality

Synonyms for buckram in the sense of this definition

(buckram is similar to ...) being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

"pay one's formal respects" "formal dress" "a formal ball" "the requirement was only formal and often ignored" "a formal education"

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