twill

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noun \ˈtwil\

Definition of twill

  1. 1 :  a fabric with a twill weave

  2. 2 :  a textile weave in which the filling threads pass over one and under two or more warp threads to give an appearance of diagonal lines

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Origin and Etymology of twill

Middle English twyll, twylle, from Old English twilic having a double thread, partial translation of Latin bilic-, bilix, from bi- + licium thread


TWILL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of twill for English Language Learners

  • : cloth that is made in a way that produces a pattern of diagonal lines


TWILL Defined for Kids

twill

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Definition of twill for Students

  1. :  a way of weaving cloth that produces a pattern of diagonal lines



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