\ 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

Examples of tulle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her outfit consisted of a tulle and lace white asymmetrical gown/tunic over flared black pants. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 18 Oct. 2021 Zoán Dávila and Shariana Ferrer — all dressed in pink-and-blue ensembles embellished with glitter, feathers, and tulle. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 4 Oct. 2021 Shara, rosy lips and a waterfall of almond-pink tulle, brushing past refreshments on her way to the door. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Eilish's custom corset Oscar de la Renta tulle gown was a far departure from her usual grunge style. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 14 Sep. 2021 Eilish channeled Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly in her décolleté-bearing peach gown, which came with a fitted bodice and lengthy tulle train that required the support of four helpers. Hannah Ryan, CNN, 14 Sep. 2021 Set to Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, this is a ballet breathtaking for anyone and everyone, in which dancers sweep across a moonlit stage in pale blue tulle that floats and settles back around their bodies like waves. New York Times, 22 Sep. 2021 Stefani turned to model the cut-away back, fitted bodice and high low hand tumbled tulle skirt, as well as her white stiletto cowboy boots by Le Silla and her long veil. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 20 Sep. 2021 The gown Gorman's blue gown, with its tulle train and sparkling detail, is designed by Vera Wang. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 13 Sep. 2021

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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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“Tulle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulle. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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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