tulle

[tool; French tyl]

Origin of tulle

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

Tulle

[tool; French tyl]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Corrèze, in S central France.
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Related Words for tulles

thread, fiber, taffeta, tulle, mantua, samite, tussore, tussah, pongee, sendal

British Dictionary definitions for tulles

tulle

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for tulles

tulle

n.

fine silk bobbin-net, c.1818, from Tulle, town in central France, where the fabric was first manufactured.

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