- lace(def 1).
- a lacelike, tooled pattern used in decorating book covers.
Origin of dentelle
1840–50; < French: lace, literally, little tooth < Old French dentele, diminutive of dent tooth < Latin dent- (stem of dēns)
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Examples from the Web for dentelle
The sortie de bal which covers the body, is of white cachmere, finished by a deep flounce of dentelle de laine.