\ 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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For a mid-fashion week burst of energy, Porter wore a baby blue duster coat with a neck tie, a metallic jumpsuit and a tulle headpiece to Roland Mouret. Katie Intner, PEOPLE.com, "Billy Porter Had the Most Fun at London Fashion Week, Wearing 12 Different Outfits in 3 Days," 17 Sep. 2019 Beneath Glinda’s tulle outfit is a spine of steel—and a belief that a young woman like Dorothy could grow one and become independent, too. Pam Grossman, The Atlantic, "The Wizard of Oz Invented the ‘Good Witch’," 25 Aug. 2019 As cyclists whiz past, Mireya glides on roller skates in a Cinderella-pink Oscar de la Renta gown with a tulle train billowing behind her like a majestic sail. Dennis Leupold; Fashion Editor: Miguel Enamorado, Harper's BAZAAR, "Crazy Rich Angelenos," 15 Aug. 2019 Goulding’s silk tulle veil was embroidered with her and Jopling’s initials, E and C. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Ellie Goulding Wore Three Different Wedding Reception Dresses to Marry Caspar Jopling," 3 Sep. 2019 Choosing a unique and fun twist, Micha wore a gorgeous pink two-piece set with multi-layered tulle. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Black Wedding Moment Of The Day: This Vow Renewal Ceremony In Paris Took Us Up, Up And Away," 8 Aug. 2019 The JoJo aesthetic is Midwestern Bob Mackie: rainbow sequin separates, machine-washable tulle, hearts and stars and unicorns. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Time, "'What Do People Want Me to Do? Wear Black Every Day?': How Child Star JoJo Siwa Built Her Sparkly Empire," 22 Aug. 2019 Good for: Prom and party dresses, anything with sequins, sparkles, and tulle, in a rainbow of colors. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "Skip the T-shirt shops, already: Thrift(y) shopping on the Cape," 23 July 2019 According to People, Schwarzenegger paired a short custom Armani veil with the tulle veil her mother, Maria Shriver, wore in 1986. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Katherine Schwarzenegger wed Chris Pratt in this 'something old': Mom Maria Shriver's veil," 13 June 2019

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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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