es·​pa·​drille | \ ˈe-spə-ˌdril How to pronounce espadrille (audio) \

Definition of espadrille

: a sandal usually having a fabric upper and a flexible sole

Examples of espadrille in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On their family summer vacation in Valldemossa, Leonor and Sofia took a note from their famously fashionable mom Queen Letizia with soft, flouncy dresses and espadrille shoes. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 6 Aug. 2022 Ahead, 11 stylish pairs of espadrille shoes to wear this summer—and beyond. Lauren Caruso, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 May 2022 In June, paparazzi photographed the couple packing on the PDA while Lopez wore an airy black jumpsuit and espadrille heels pulled from her JLO Jennifer Lopez line. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 July 2022 For the latter occasion, Kate wore a flowy midi dress from L.K. Bennett with a pair of lace-up espadrille wedges to kick around a soccer ball. Alex Warner,, 28 June 2022 Photos from their visit show Kate kicking a soccer ball on grass—even while wearing a pair of espadrille wedges and a lavender chiffon dress from LK Bennett. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 June 2022 Altuzarra Home and their espadrille collection with Castañer. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 May 2022 Coming in three colors, the espadrille sandal with a jute sole and canvas straps can be dressed up or down, all while being comfortable enough to don all day long. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 26 May 2022 The definitive shoe of summer 2022 is actually the espadrille. Lauren Caruso, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of espadrille

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for espadrille

French, alteration of espardille, ultimately from Latin spartum

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“Espadrille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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