poin·​telle | \ ˌpȯin-ˈtel How to pronounce pointelle (audio) \

Definition of pointelle

: an openwork design (as in knitted fabric) typically in the shape of chevrons also : a fabric with this design

Examples of pointelle in a Sentence

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, "Wedding-Worthy Looks for Every Type of Bride, Fresh Off the Fall 2019 Runways," 11 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of pointelle

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pointelle

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

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The first known use of pointelle was in 1892

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