Definition of tulle
: a sheer often stiffened silk, rayon, or nylon net used chiefly for veils or ballet costumes
Recent Examples of tulle from the Web
A fierce Doyle, dressed in colorful tulle and flat black boots, goes Cyndi Lauper one better.
And the little girls, dressed in blue and green tulle to match their paper peacock, could hardly contain their excitement.
Trump wore another Dolce & Gabbana outfit for that event, a slinky tulle and mesh mirror dress in silver.
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Origin and Etymology of tulle
French, from Tulle, France
First Known Use: circa 1818
TULLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tulle for English Language Learners
: a light, thin type of cloth that is like a net and that is used for veils, evening dresses, etc.
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