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faille

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noun \ˈfī(-ə)l\

Definition of faille

  1. :  a somewhat shiny closely woven silk, rayon, or cotton fabric characterized by slight ribs in the weft



Origin of faille

French, from Old French


First Known Use: 1869

Rhymes with faille


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