tulle

noun
\ ˈtül \

Definition of tulle 

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

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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 To complete this look, copy Ahmad and take a piece of black tulle to put over your head. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "We Can't Get Enough of This Easy Vampire Makeup Tutorial for Halloween," 6 Sep. 2018 With the sartorial support of Peik Lin and Oliver, Rachel confidently emerges—in an ethereal Marchesa gown crafted out of tulle. Andrea Cheng, Glamour, "The Best Part of the Crazy Rich Asians Fashion Is the Revival of the Getting-Dressed Montage," 17 Aug. 2018 During a consultation, Suzanne and Corrie fell in love with a 3-D floral embroidered tulle. NOLA.com, "Lark in the Park proposal leads to festive wedding for New Orleans couple," 12 Apr. 2018 Finally, there was the black tie evening reception hosted by the groom's mother Princess Caroline, where the bride wore a white tulle Valentino gown hand-stitched with silver glitter clouds. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Why Pippa Middleton's Guests Have to Bring Two Outfits to Her Wedding," 19 May 2017 Gothic drama ensued from Rosalie Craig in Christopher Kane’s feathered sheath, and Coleman’s crested black-lace and tulle dress beguiled the room. Vogue, "Claire Foy, Idris Elba, Anna Wintour, Sophie Okonedo, Ralph Fiennes, and the Cast of Hamilton Fete the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards," 19 Nov. 2018 His wife’s sparkly sheath gown draped in silk tulle? Leanne Italie, The Seattle Times, "Tracee Ellis Ross leads parade of pink on Emmys carpet," 17 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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tulle

noun

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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