tex·​tile | \ ˈtek-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce textile (audio) , ˈteks-tᵊl \

Definition of textile

1 : cloth sense 1a especially : a woven or knit cloth
2 : a fiber, filament, or yarn used in making cloth

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Examples of textile in a Sentence

They import fine silk textiles from China. brought back a whole suitcase of beautiful textiles from India
Recent Examples on the Web This hiking boot is made from water-repellent materials, much of which is sustainable, like its recycled textile and polyester. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New & Notable: Products from Tile, OnePlus, Côte and more," 9 Nov. 2020 The Modern Artisans, a textile training program to link Italian design students and students in Scotland to teach high-end fashion and sewing skills. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Charles hates 'throwing anything away': Royal talks sustainable fashion, patching his old suits," 5 Nov. 2020 Unlike traditional towels that can harbor acne-causing and inflammatory bacteria, the Resorè towels use textile technology to keep themselves clean, ideal for those with sensitive and reactive skin. Madge Maril, Harper's BAZAAR, "Can Upgrading Your Bath Towel Really Transform Your Skin?," 21 Oct. 2020 Pockets of clear vinyl are filled with colorful scraps from independent artists and textile companies in the Portland area. oregonlive, "Quilts are expressive, political and front and center during Portland Textile Month," 15 Oct. 2020 Since then, Burton has drawn extensively on British craft traditions and collaborated with the country’s contemporary textile craftspeople, breathing new life into dying arts. Alex Harrington, Vogue, "19 Designers—From Household Names to Emerging New Talent—On The Power of Partnership," 28 Oct. 2020 Glenn Stinson is the vice president at C.F. Stinson LLC, a commercial textile company based in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Ebony Day, The Arizona Republic, "Paradise Valley house featured in Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine sells for $5.5M," 26 Oct. 2020 Hicks is referring to the founder of the august wallpaper and textile company Morris & Co., who was considered the prophet, if not the patriarch, of the British Arts and Crafts movement. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Decorator Throws Open the Doors to His Own Home," 25 Oct. 2020 Whether purchasing cloth, making it for themselves or seizing it from others, textile consumers have always been ready to break laws and flout traditions. Virginia Postrel, WSJ, "The World-Changing Technology of Textiles," 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of textile

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for textile

Latin, from neuter of textilis woven, from texere

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The first known use of textile was in 1626

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15 Nov 2020

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“Textile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/textile. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of textile

: the businesses that make textiles


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