poin·​telle ˌpȯin-ˈtel How to pronounce pointelle (audio)
: an openwork design (as in knitted fabric) typically in the shape of chevrons
also : a fabric with this design

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Several brands made the case for a cozier look; see Brock Collection’s creamy pointelle cardigan and skirt and Chanel’s fluffy white mini. Emily Farra, Vogue, 11 Apr. 2019

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Word History


perhaps from point entry 1 + -elle (as in dentelle lace)

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pointelle was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Pointelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pointelle. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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