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voile

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noun \ˈvȯi(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of voile

  • : a soft, light fabric that you can see through slightly and that is used for making curtains, summer clothes, etc.

Full Definition of voile

  1. :  a fine soft sheer fabric used especially for women's summer clothing or curtains

Origin of voile

French, veil, from Old French, from Latin vela, neuter plural of velum


First Known Use: 1889

Rhymes with voile


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