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Definition of toile

1 : any of many plain or simple twill weave fabrics especially : linen
2 : a mock-up model of a garment

Examples of toile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The toile covers just about everything down to the lampshades, making the room feel bigger and camouflaging its awkwardness. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "From the Archive: Skirted Furniture That Will Make You Want to Go Back in Time," 27 Mar. 2021 Despite its Irish origins, toile is quintessentially French. Merlisa Lawrence Corbett,, "How to decorate in French Country style," 17 Mar. 2021 Amazon Trends might come and go, but toile can transcend the test of time. Kelsey Mulvey, Southern Living, "25 Vintage Peel and Stick Wallpaper That’ll Wow Your Walls," 9 Mar. 2021 Roche Bobois furniture, blue-and-white Delftware, sisal rugs, toile wallpaper. New York Times, "A Provençal Estate That Is a Home and a Gallery," 2 Mar. 2021 Each is decidedly fashionable: One of Bode’s has a sweet cowboy boot charm, while Off-White’s sports the house’s logo, and Erdem’s is covered in a toile print. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, "The Met Store Released a Special About Time Collection—With a Wide Selection of Masks," 28 Oct. 2020 Options include Winnie the Pooh, jungle toile, mermaids, nature, paisley, and over 30 more prints. Popular Science, "Swaddles to keep your little one cozy and comfortable," 11 Jan. 2021 The latest toile must-have item is unexpectedly from Converse. Rachel Besser, Vogue, "The New Converse Collab Is Pure Art," 13 Oct. 2020 The cushion is detachable, which is important: Toogood envisions a world where the Puffy can be adorned in say, toile, or any fabric that catches her imagination. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Faye Toogood Has a New Cult Chair," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of toile

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for toile

French, cloth, linen, from Middle French

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3 Apr 2021

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“Toile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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