tow·​el·​ing | \ ˈtau̇-(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce toweling (audio) \
variants: or towelling

Definition of toweling

: a cotton or linen fabric often used for making towels

Examples of toweling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Microfiber towels absorb and hold liquids and oils faster and better than traditional cotton toweling. Washington Post, 25 May 2021 The initial application needs to occur 15 to 30 minutes before exposure, plus reapplication after swimming, toweling or a lot of sweating. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, 7 Jan. 2020 Cover them loosely with paper toweling and put them in the refrigerator to dry out. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, 16 Oct. 2019 After prepping any shrimp that’s to be marinated, be sure first to blot or pat it dry with paper toweling. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, 17 July 2019 This suit, like the toweling tracksuits and the slick plastic macs and trousers, was tailored from upcycled surplus stock left over from Sports Banger’s 2018 collaboration with Slazenger and its owner, Sports Direct. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 18 Feb. 2019 When browned, remove and drain on paper toweling and keep warm. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2018 Press out any moisture with paper toweling before adding to dressing. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2018 Cotton bedding is from Aiayu, and the toweling is by Vipp. Becca Endicott, ELLE Decor, 17 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of toweling

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toweling was in 1583

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29 May 2021

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“Toweling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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