[ twil ]
/ twɪl /
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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 twillun·twilled, adjective
Other definitions for twill (2 of 2)
[ twil ]
/ twɪl /
a contraction of it will.
usage note for 'twill
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How to use twill in a sentence
The team of wounded servicemen and women twill trek across 208 miles of the Antarctic to the geographic South Pole.Harry To Walk With Wounded and Present Awards at Marathon This Month|Tom Sykes|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There were floral pants, printed bikinis, and even wedge heels covered in patterned silk twill.Milan Fashion Week's Malaise|Robin Givhan|September 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And ’tis seven years ago since I saw them before, and ‘twill be seven years before I will see them again.
But once the story of the White Horse of Banba is told, ‘twill keep ringing in your ears till the dawn of your doom.’
"'Twill be the change of air makes Sir Rowland matutinal," said Diana, making a gallant recovery from her agitation.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
Wear my white linen—it's perfectly fresh, and 'twill fit you, I'm sure.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
"'Twill be somethin' good for Miss Nelly then," Bridget replied sagely.Mary Gray|Katharine Tynan
British Dictionary definitions for twill (1 of 2)
/ (twɪl) /
(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
any fabric so woven
(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)
/ (twɪl) poetic, or dialect /
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