noil

noun
\ ˈnȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce noil (audio) \

Definition of noil

: short fiber removed during the combing of a textile fiber and often separately spun into yarn

Examples of noil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of noil

circa 1624, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for noil

origin unknown

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“Noil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noil. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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