noun, often attributive
\ ˈlī(-ə)l How to pronounce lisle (audio) \

Definition of lisle

: a smooth tightly twisted thread usually made of long-staple cotton

Examples of lisle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next day, the girls were back in the blackberry patch, their arms and hands sheathed in black lisle stockings to guard against the thorns, and hats pulled low over their faces to shield the sun. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Thanks for the memories, Cedar Point: Readers recall their favorite park moments," 3 May 2020

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First Known Use of lisle

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lisle

Lisle Lille, France

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19 May 2020

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“Lisle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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