toile

noun
\ ˈtwäl How to pronounce toile (audio) \

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 What began as a highly intricate bridal look changed as soon as the bride tried on the toile. Alice Newbold, Glamour, 11 Apr. 2022 Each design in the collaboration has a dreamlike quality to it, with playful feminine details like toile print and ruffles galore. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 17 May 2022 What began as a highly intricate bridal look changed as soon as the bride tried on the toile. Alice Newbold, Glamour, 11 Apr. 2022 One is Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, a Roma artist who has filled the Polish pavilion with an enveloping 12-part tapestry whose imagery of Romani migration and everyday life coheres through countless scraps of stitched toile, paisley, lace and sackcloth. Jason Farago, New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 What began as a highly intricate bridal look changed as soon as the bride tried on the toile. Alice Newbold, Glamour, 11 Apr. 2022 What began as a highly intricate bridal look changed as soon as the bride tried on the toile. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 10 Apr. 2022 The combination of orange and teal on Miaou’s Campbell corset tank top (available in solid colors and other patterns) brings a twist to classic toile print. Marie Lodi, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Apr. 2022 The royal blue pattern also reminds us of toile, giving it a charming and timeless vibe. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

26 Jun 2022

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“Toile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toile. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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