- a thin, fine, machine-made net of acetate, nylon, rayon, or silk.
Origin of tulle
- a city in and the capital of Corrèze, in S central France.
- a department in central France. 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km). Capital: Tulle.
Examples from the Web for tulle
After lunch one day, Hollande drove her back to her hotel in Limoges (he was headed to Tulle) and confessed his love.
The couple had much history in Tulle (they had even discussed getting married there) and Trierweiler wanted to be by his side.
“François did not drive back to Tulle that evening,” she writes.
Emma: I have three boxes full of sequined and tulle thingamajigs that go in my hair.How I Write Family Edition: Emma Straub & Peter Straub
August 29, 2012
In his Tulle acceptance speech, Hollande quickly looked to dampen enthusiasm with talk of duty and heavy lifting.Francois Hollande: France’s Anti-Sarkozy President
May 7, 2012
Mon Dieu, what a beauty it gives you, and that placing of the tulle is ravissant.Blue-grass and Broadway
Maria Thompson Daviess
The line of contact should always be softened by an edge of lace, tulle, or ruching.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
Tulle, chiffon, net and silk georgette are the most popular materials.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2
Lillian Eichler Watson
I'd seen a lovely piece of tulle that morning, when we stopped in the Emporium.Georgina's Service Stars
Annie Fellows Johnston
Her tulle veil was held by a bandeau of lilies of the valley.News Writing
M. Lyle Spencer
- a fine net fabric of silk, rayon, etc, used for evening dresses, as a trimming for hats, etc
- a department of central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Tulle. Pop: 234 144 (2003 est). Area: 5888 sq km (2296 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for tulle
fine silk bobbin-net, c.1818, from Tulle, town in central France, where the fabric was first manufactured.