voile

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

noun

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

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of voile

1885–90; <French; Anglo-French veileveil
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for voile

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012