[ lahyl ]
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  1. knit goods, as gloves or hose, made of lisle thread.

  1. made of lisle thread.

Origin of lisle

1850–55; named after Lisle, France, where first made

Words Nearby lisle

Other definitions for Lisle (2 of 2)

[ leel for 1-3; lahyl for 4 ]

  1. former name of Lille.

  2. a town in northeastern Illinois. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lisle in a sentence

  • Every hundred yards or so I had a close peep at the ground in front through de lisle's periscope.

  • De lisle says that where we have hand grenades we can advance still further; where we have not, we lose ground.

  • De lisle told me that one week had made the most astonishing difference to the savvy of these first arrivals of the New Army.

  • So I clambered down off my perch and went again to de lisle's post of command where I found him still sitting.

  • There was neither use nor time to refer back to de lisle and he had to come to the decision himself.

British Dictionary definitions for lisle


/ (laɪl) /

    • a strong fine cotton thread or fabric

    • (as modifier): lisle stockings

Origin of lisle

C19: named after Lisle (now Lille), town in France where this type of thread was originally manufactured

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