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 The new: a blue and gray wool and silk carpet, and creamy boucle sofas. Washington Post, "Mix-and-match decor: In with the old ... and in with the new," 3 Mar. 2020 The Duchess of Cambridge wore a boucle dress with glittery Jimmy Choo heels. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Borrowed the Queen's Diamond Earrings for Date Night at the Theater with Prince William," 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, "8 Interior Design Predictions For 2020 (And What's On Its Way Out)," 30 Dec. 2019 The collection features a tank top, short, pant and robe, all made from ultra soft and breathable boucle yarn and available in four tonal colorwaves (a SKIMS staple): Bone, Dusk, Cocoa and Onyx. Katie Intner,, "Kim Kardashian's SKIMS Cozy Loungewear Collection Is Finally Available - Shop It Now," 9 Dec. 2019 Princess Caroline of Monaco was a great friend to the late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, and her mother Princess Grace was often photographed in the house’s signature boucle tweeds. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Charlotte Casiraghi Channels Her Grandmother Grace Kelly at Her Own Royal Wedding," 3 June 2019 For the important occasion, Princess Eugenie wore a cream boucle Maje dress, and finished off the look with a black headband and heels. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Just Had Their First Royal Engagement Together," 21 Mar. 2019 The metallic ocher boucle on the seat cushions adds luster. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Bold color helps a family put their mark on their new dining room," 13 July 2018 The party-hopping swan du jour, best actress nominee Margot Robbie, fluttered in late wearing a boucle and feather couture Chanel minidress, after attending some of the other nominee fetes. Vogue, "In the Mark: Chanel and Charles Finch Fete the BAFTA Nominees at Mark's Club," 18 Feb. 2018

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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 13 Jul. 2020.

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