bou·​clé | \ bü-ˈklā How to pronounce bouclé (audio) \
variants: or boucle

Definition of bouclé

1 : an uneven yarn of three plies one of which forms loops at intervals
2 : a fabric of bouclé yarn

Examples of bouclé in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Known for its bedding, British brand Dusk also offers a range of cushions, including the boucle style. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 30 June 2022 Their strength is in their consistency: little boucle jackets and black dresses with camellias; the Birkin. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2021 Emma Roberts went for casual glamour in Celine separates, including a marigold boucle jacket. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 2 Aug. 2021 Gomez and her stylist Kate Young keep her outerwear interesting, switching from affordable finds (the puffy boucle Free People jacket she was spotted in just last week) to aspirational investment pieces. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 27 Jan. 2021 There are so many amazing textures out there in neutral fabrics, such as a chunky boucle or a lightweight linen. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2020 The new: a blue and gray wool and silk carpet, and creamy boucle sofas. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2020 The Duchess of Cambridge wore a boucle dress with glittery Jimmy Choo heels. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 26 Feb. 2020 These gradients and features in natural materials—for example, in green malachite or onyx, which is natural yet glamorous, same for boucle and textured silk. Vogue, 30 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bouclé

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for bouclé

French bouclé curly, from past participle of boucler to curl, from bocle buckle, curl

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The first known use of bouclé was in 1886

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“Bouclé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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