tex·​tile ˈtek-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce textile (audio)
: cloth sense 1a
especially : a woven or knit cloth
: a fiber, filament, or yarn used in making cloth

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 The vessel likely once ferried copper, textiles and semiprecious stones between societies living in Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 July 2024 As the new executive vice president of commercial textiles, Au-Yeung will lead the work to create new fiber and application offerings for the industry. Sarah Jones, Sourcing Journal, 12 July 2024 For shoppers, there are many gems to be found: Nantucket Looms weaves textiles at their own studio, including cashmere throws and mohair wraps. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 July 2024 Each piece inside the tents that made up these mini escapes was hand-sourced by Dunagan on her world travels, including the rugs, textiles, and lanterns from the souks of Morocco. Staff Author, Travel + Leisure, 12 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for textile 

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Word History


Latin, from neuter of textilis woven, from texere

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of textile was in 1626

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“Textile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/textile. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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tex·​tile ˈtek-ˌstīl How to pronounce textile (audio)
: cloth sense 1
especially : a woven or knit cloth

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