voile

[ voil; French vwal ]
/ vɔɪl; French vwal /

noun

a lightweight, semisheer fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton constructed in plain weave.

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Origin of voile

1885–90; <French; Anglo-French veileveil
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British Dictionary definitions for voile

voile
/ (vɔɪl, French vwal) /

noun

a light semitransparent fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, etc, used for dresses, scarves, shirts, etc

Word Origin for voile

C19: from French: veil
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