tulle

noun
\ 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

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 The video expresses the various moods of the clothing by showcasing textures and sensibilities, from beaded silk organza and silk invisible tulle, to sheer capes and dramatic trains. Britta Briscoe, Town & Country, "See Ines Di Santo's Spring 2019 Bridal Collection," 24 Apr. 2018 On the main stage late morning, a troupe of 4- to 6-year-old dancers in multicolored tulle skirts waited with concentrated expressions, hands on hips, for their music to start. Lauren Fox, BostonGlobe.com, "Chinatown’s August Moon Festival celebrates its 50th year," 11 Aug. 2019 Guest accessorized their locks with flowers and trendy hairpins while their looks featured tulle skirts, African-print two pieces, and flowy sundresses. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Our Favorite Fashion Moments At CurlFest New York," 29 July 2019 The last photo in the set depicts Lipa lounging in bed in the ultra glamorous outfit, the tulle skirt looking like an extra plush comforter. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Would Wear a Massive Ball Gown to Bed," 29 July 2019 Narcissister gently slid the mate to the shoe already poking out of the cube on the performer’s foot, then gently covered him in a purple tulle skirt. Deborah Martin, ExpressNews.com, "New York artist Narcissister brings mind-blowing work to Artpace in San Antonio," 19 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tulle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of tulle

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tulle

French, from Tulle, France

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tulle

Statistics for tulle

Last Updated

8 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tulle

The first known use of tulle was circa 1818

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for tulle

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.

More from Merriam-Webster on tulle

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with tulle

Spanish Central: Translation of tulle

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tulle

Comments on tulle

What made you want to look up tulle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

recurring in steady succession

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!