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 The McKenzie wedge sandal brings both comfort and style with an espadrille style that comes in four different colors. NBC News, "Amazon Big Style Sale 2020: Best deals on clothes, shoes and more," 22 June 2020 Everlane’s new espadrilles are available in two versions: a d’orsay flat espadrille with ties around the ankle and a sleek leather flat with a slight wedge. Kami Phillips, Travel + Leisure, "Everlane Just Launched a Comfy Flat Version of Kate Middleton’s Go-to Summer Shoe Style," 11 June 2020 The Hempstead espadrille flats are one of our favorite styles that seem to go with everything. Kendall Cornish, Travel + Leisure, "Aerosoles' Summer Slip-on Flash Sale Is On Now — and Styles Are 50% Off," 14 May 2020 Near Jim Morrison’s old house, on the wide wooden porch of the 100-year-old Canyon Country Store, Pugh sits in the sun wearing black satin wide-legged trousers, espadrille wedges, and a black tank top, her hair tied up with an old silk scarf. Gaby Wood, Vogue, "From Little Women to Marvel Superhero, Florence Pugh Is a New Kind of Breakout Star," 9 Jan. 2020 Queen Letizia of Spain was photographed in a pair of espadrille wedges this week during her royal tour of Cuba. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Shop Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's Favorite Travel Shoes," 17 Nov. 2019 The royal style star completed the look with a trusty pair of espadrille wedges for the grassy terrain. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Makes a Surprise Work Appearance in a Floral Emilia Wickstead Dress," 10 Sep. 2019 The natural jute sole provides the classic summery espadrille look, as well as plenty of comfort. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "These Cole Haan Espadrilles Are Perfect for Summer — and They’re 50% Off Right Now (Video)," 8 Apr. 2020 This morning, Flint debuted a limited-edition linen espadrille as part of a collaboration with Lauren Bush Lauren's brand Feed. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle's Favorite Flats Brand Sarah Flint Just Launched the Perfect Shoe for Summer," 4 June 2019

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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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The first known use of espadrille was in 1892

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7 Jul 2020

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“Espadrille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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