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 For her spring 2022 collection, the French designer Marine Serre, a champion of upcycling, made old tabletop linens, toweling and even cutlery into neat suiting and jewelry that was one of the hits of Paris Fashion Week. New York Times, 3 Jan. 2022 In the second shot, the Working Girl star reposted a paparazzi pic, featuring her toweling off after a swim. Greta Bjornson,, 30 July 2021 Remove paper toweling; stand each ear on its stem end (slice to create a flat bottom) and carefully cut lengthwise with a heavy-bladed knife. Star Tribune, 14 July 2021 Remove the rice paper, blot on paper toweling, and transfer to a work surface. San Antonio Express-News, 7 July 2021 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 See More

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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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“Toweling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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