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

Examples of toile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The set comes in 10 different colors and patterns, from black to blush to rouge toile and celadon toile. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2024 Traditionalists may opt for scenes in pink toile, but scenes like the Kaufmann Oriental toile in plum is a fresh take on a timeless style ( Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Inside the coastal chic hideaway are traditional Southern furnishings (think: toile print curtains, oriental rugs, and heart-pine floors), which complement modern-day accessories (think: outdoor courtyards, flat screen TVs, and decorative fireplaces). Sallie Funderburk, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Obviously the Carrie necklace would have to be woven throughout like ribbons in a toile. Stephanie Sporn, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2023 The attention to detail—from the tropical toile and rattan design touches to the fresh juices that welcomed us back on board after each exhilarating excursion—feels intentional and personal. Teddy Minford, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2023 Ordinarily, the pristine niches are filled with muslin toiles, the first models for finished dresses. Amy Verner, Vogue, 23 Nov. 2023 Valentino Garavani mini La Troisième toile print canvas tote This classic Valentino bag is at the top of our list. Porter Simmons, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 Just treat your favorite prep to this eye-catching robe, which features a toile print inspired by a ski lodge. Jake Smith, Glamour, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, cloth, linen, from Middle French

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of toile was in 1794

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“Toile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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