fou·​lard | \ fu̇-ˈlärd How to pronounce foulard (audio) \

Definition of foulard

1a : a lightweight plain-woven or twilled silk usually decorated with a printed pattern
b : an imitation of this fabric
2 : an article of clothing made of foulard

Examples of foulard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Soft ponchos, knit tops that complement Napa leather trousers and shirt-dresses in foulard prints pulled from the archives formed other key elements of the collection. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2018 But this commitment to neck warming was far from the first time the award winning filmmaker wrapped a scrappy foulard around his neck. Liza Corsillo, GQ, 22 Sep. 2017 To show his newfound Celtic pride (and to maybe win even more points with Celtics diehards), Hayward turned up in a green peak-lapel suit, crisp white collared shirt, and navy foulard dot tie. Jake Woolf, GQ, 1 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of foulard

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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4 Apr 2022

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“Foulard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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