tulle

[ tool; French tyl ]
/ tul; French tül /

noun

a thin, fine, machine-made net of acetate, nylon, rayon, or silk.

Origin of tulle

1810–20; < French, after Tulle, France, where first made

Definition for tulle (2 of 3)

Tulle

[ tool; French tyl ]
/ tul; French tül /

noun

a city in and the capital of Corrèze, in S central France.

Definition for tulle (3 of 3)

Corrèze

[ kaw-rez ]
/ kɔˈrɛz /

noun

a department in central France. 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km). Capital: Tulle.
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British Dictionary definitions for tulle (1 of 2)

tulle

/ (tjuːl) /

noun

a fine net fabric of silk, rayon, etc, used for evening dresses, as a trimming for hats, etc

Word Origin for tulle

C19: from French, from Tulle, city in S central France, where it was first manufactured

British Dictionary definitions for tulle (2 of 2)

Corrèze

/ (French kɔrɛz) /

noun

a department of central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Tulle. Pop: 234 144 (2003 est). Area: 5888 sq km (2296 sq miles)
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