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 William Morris was a British textile designer, poet, artist, conservationist, and socialist. Shivani Vyas, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Nov. 2021 The Danish textile designer makes some of the most exquisite modern materials typically used by leading furniture designers — and in the Range Rover the wool helps create a sense of a contemporary living room environment. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 Having been the venue for hosting presidents, the home is now the setting for modern textile designer Caitlin Wilson’s newest collection, Grand-mère. Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2021 Fall River, once a major textile manufacturer, have long been powered by different economic engines. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Nov. 2021 The latest project between McCartney and LVMH involves funding a pilot program involving a regenerative cotton farm in Turkey with textile manufacturer Söktaş. Sofia Lotto Persio, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 In 2020, Algaeing began working with Avgol, a nonwoven textile manufacturer specializing in hygiene, medical and PPE products. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 Undrafted out of Fayetteville State, Armstrong worked at a North Carolina textile mill before toiling in Greece, Cyprus and the now-defunct USBL and CBA for three seasons before cracking an NBA roster. Chris Hays, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Oct. 2021 Their distillation process, which takes place in a 150-year-old textile mill just south of Portland, extracts more of juniper’s fruity and floral notes and adds grapefruit zest, hops, and coriander seed for a more focused flavor profile. Elizabeth Brownfield, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021

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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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28 Nov 2021

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“Textile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/textile. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of textile

: fabric cloth especially : a fabric that is woven or knit
: the businesses that make textiles


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