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twill

[ twil ]
/ twɪl /
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noun
a fabric constructed in twill weave.
a garment, as a suit or trousers, of this fabric.
verb (used with object)
to weave in the manner of a twill.
to weave in twill construction.
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Origin of twill

1300–50; north and Scots variant of twilly (noun), Middle English twyle,Old English twilī(c), half translation, half adoption of Latin bilīc- (stem of bilīx) having double thread. See twi-

OTHER WORDS FROM twill

un·twilled, adjective

Other definitions for twill (2 of 2)

'twill
[ twil ]
/ twɪl /

a contraction of it will.

usage note for 'twill

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British Dictionary definitions for twill (1 of 2)

twill
/ (twɪl) /

adjective
(in textiles) of or designating a weave in which the weft yarns are worked around two or more warp yarns to produce an effect of parallel diagonal lines or ribs
noun
any fabric so woven
verb
(tr) to weave in this fashion

Word Origin for twill

Old English twilic having a double thread; related to Old High German zwilīth twill, Latin bilīx two-threaded

British Dictionary definitions for twill (2 of 2)

'twill
/ (twɪl) poetic, or dialect /

contraction of
it will
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