tulle

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noun \ˈtül\

Definition of tulle

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

Origin and Etymology of tulle

French, from Tulle, France


First Known Use: circa 1818


TULLE Defined for English Language Learners

tulle

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noun \ˈtül\

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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