\ ˈtül How to pronounce tulle (audio) \

Definition of tulle

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

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The black dress featured a plunging neckline and glittering tulle skirt, which the Isn’t It Romantic star paired with a chic up-do hairstyle, a striking silver smokey eye, and statement drop earrings. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Got Their Tongues Out at the Oscars Vanity Fair Party," 25 Feb. 2019 The 30-year-old singer hit the red carpet in a pink tulle gown made by Giambattista Valli. Michelle Profis, Country Living, "Kacey Musgraves Looks Like an Actual Fairy Princess on the Oscars Red Carpet," 25 Feb. 2019 The brief clip—which was even set to the SATC theme—features SJP in a very Carrie-meets-vintage-Madonna outfit: a pair of white lace heels, gloves, seafoam tulle skirt, purple beaded clutch. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Sarah Jessica Parker Just Brought Carrie Bradshaw Back, and We're So Here for It," 20 Jan. 2019 The palace said workers spent hundreds of hours sewing the delicate flower designs into the veil, meticulously washing their hands every half hour to keep the silk tulle and threads clean. Sylvia Hui And Raphael Satter, BostonGlobe.com, "Meghan Markle wears dress by UK designer Clare Waight Keller," 19 May 2018 Worn beneath a transparent tulle dress with a bejeweled collar and hundreds of crystals, the combo packed a double whammy. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Yara Shahidi’s SAG Awards Look Is Two Stunning Outfits in One," 28 Jan. 2019 She’s worn everything from a mod-style little black coatdress to a purple and blue double-breasted suit with a sheer tulle dress as a top, layered under her jacket yet over her pants. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Millie Bobby Brown and Letitia Wright Cover “W” Magazine’s Fall Issue," 23 July 2018 For even more, throw on a cape and wear some black tulle. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "One of Our Favorite Halloween Costume Ideas Is This DIY Vampire," 25 Oct. 2018 With choreography and couture printed on the invitation, the red carpet—a parade of taffeta and tulle—did not disappoint. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The New York City Ballet Hosts a Fall Gala to Remember With Costumes by Gareth Pugh, Alberta Ferretti, and Giles Deacon," 28 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of tulle

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tulle

French, from Tulle, France

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The first known use of tulle was circa 1818

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English Language Learners Definition of tulle

: a light, thin type of cloth that is like a net and that is used for veils, evening dresses, etc.

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