fou·​lard fu̇-ˈlärd How to pronounce foulard (audio)
: a lightweight plain-woven or twilled silk usually decorated with a printed pattern
: an imitation of this fabric
: an article of clothing made of foulard

Examples of foulard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Foley, bless him, wears a foulard. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 27 May 2021 The best looks were ones that fused the two eras, such as a loose cerulean trench coat with voluminous layers, twinned with a striped blue silk foulard. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 20 Jan. 2023 The hotel also offers an eco-printing and botanical workshop where guests use the property’s autumnal botanicals to decorate a silk or wool foulard or pocket square that is then steamed to imprint the natural pigments onto the fabric. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 3 Oct. 2022 Every moment featured a view of the Tour Eiffel, a champagne glass, and an Hermès bag or foulard in sight. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2022 The textiles are mostly wools and crepes, some textured, but there were also soft silky dresses with neat foulard ties at the neckline. Colleen Barry, ajc, 26 Feb. 2022 Yet, the designs remained finessed despite the street-musing: One loose, menswear suit in emerald had a silk foulard collar in lavender flapping out delicately from underneath. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 2 Oct. 2021 In a photo ad, shot by David Sims (as was the video), Frank Ocean wears a $3,120 double-breasted coat, $790 leather shoes, and a $240 nylon foulard. Brooklyn White, Essence, 10 Jan. 2020 This weekend in Los Angeles, the rap star stepped out wearing a memorable foulard blouse from Phoebe Philo’s Spring 2011 womenswear show. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 12 Nov. 2018 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of foulard was in 1785

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“Foulard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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