- a method of dyeing designs on cloth or thread by tightly tying bunches of it as with waxed thread so that the dye affects only exposed parts
- cloth so decorated or a design so made
transitive verb tie-dyed, tie-dyeing
to dye in this way
See tie-dye in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb tie-dyed tie-dyed
To dye (fabric) after tying parts of the fabric so that they will not absorb dye, giving the fabric a streaked or mottled look. noun
- The process of tie-dyeing.
- A tie-dyed fabric or garment.
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