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voile

[ voil; French vwal ]

noun

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


voile

/ vwal; vɔɪl /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of voile1

1885–90; < French; Anglo-French veile veil
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Word History and Origins

Origin of voile1

C19: from French: veil
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Example Sentences

Bref ilz remboursent lesditz Marchs de chac deux milles livres, 176 & se mettent en fin la voile le 26.

The high-waisted Empire gown of soft green voile made her appear taller than usual.

We were in mourning for an aunt, so she wore a dress of fine black voile, and a black hat with long feathers.

She selected one of her prettiest dresses—a pale pink voile—and also wore her pink silk sweater which matched it so perfectly.

Now Marjorie's pink voile was one of her favorite dresses, and she had counted upon wearing it in the evenings all winter.

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