: 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 The bride wore a Norma Kamali white satin gown featuring ivory lace and gold tulle for the festivities. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 12 June 2024 What's more, Sweeney's shocking Met Gala hair juxtaposed with her floral Miu Miu custom light-blue tulle gown with all-over floral crystal embroidery, and De Beers jewel, was very much giving chic yet edgy Snow White with a hint of Cinderella. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 7 May 2024 Earlier in May, Michele stepped out at the 2024 Met Gala, putting her glamorous pregnancy style on display in a bright blue gown from Rodarte featuring a tulle cape. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 1 June 2024 Projected on the screen was the official artwork for Speak Now (Taylor's Version), paying homage to the original cover by featuring Swift in her signature curls of the era and a stunning purple tulle dress designed by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Nicole Sands, Peoplemag, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tulle 

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Word History


French, from Tulle, France

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tulle was circa 1818

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“Tulle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulle. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a fine netlike fabric used chiefly for veils, evening dresses, or ballet costumes

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