tow·​el·​ing ˈtau̇-(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce toweling (audio)
variants or towelling
: a cotton or linen fabric often used for making towels

Examples of toweling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plush terry toweling is ultra-absorbent while still maintaining a sleek design. Madison Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Feb. 2024 The Wovey line will appeal to those who prefer a more cozy, plush toweling-off experience and a heftier feel, offering a very different tactile experience than the Waffle towels but with the same level of quality and functionality. Lauren Phillips, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Jan. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toweling was in 1583

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Cite this Entry

“Toweling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants or towelling
: material for towels
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