: a sheer often stiffened silk, rayon, or nylon net used chiefly for veils or ballet costumes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Wednesday actress, 53, donned a one-shoulder purple-and-yellow beaded Tony Ward couture gown with a sheer lining (which highlighted her super toned legs) and voluminous tulle train. Emily Shiffer, Women's Health, 22 Feb. 2023 The White Lotus actress looked to Danielle Frankel for a timeless bridal gown, pleated in silk wool with lace appliqués and featuring a tulle train. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2022 In the bathroom of the airport, Tetteh and her sister donned the hot pink tulle skirts, matching gloves, and white collared tops that were all the rage. Latria Graham, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 July 2021 This look is walking the line between maximalism and minimalism, but the tulle skirt worn over the split-hem trousers pulls it over to the side of indulgence so beautifully. Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Feb. 2023 Here, she's pictured at the iHeart Radio Music Awards (accepting the award for best new artist) wearing a tulle skirt that had everyone talking. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2023 But her latest look, which featured sultry black lace on the bodice and a ruffled tulle skirt, is a stunning addition to her bombshell dressing repertoire. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 13 Dec. 2022 In an anachronism that defined this Saab spring aesthetic, it was worn alongside a sheer 1990s’ tulle skirt. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 1 Oct. 2022 Embracing the festival energy for their wedding attire, Trepp wore a white lace top with a white flowing tulle skirt, accessorizing with a crown and body jewelry. Alexandra Schonfeld, PEOPLE.com, 1 July 2022 See More

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Word History


French, from Tulle, France

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tulle was circa 1818

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“Tulle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulle. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a fine netlike fabric used chiefly for veils, evening dresses, or ballet costumes

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