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Definition of twill

1 : a fabric with a twill weave
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

Examples of twill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This set features a cotton twill zafu filled with buckwheat hulls and a zabuton filled with kapok fiber for softness and resilience. Popular Science, "Meditation cushions to make your practice more comfortable," 2 Jan. 2020 Moore wore Brandon Maxwell, a pink twill gazar blouse with a red crepe cummerbund skirt. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Dual-tone gowns of pink and red ruled the Emmys carpet," 23 Sep. 2019 Moore is in a custom Brandon Maxwell pink twill gazar blouse and red crepe cummerbund skirt. Melissa Magsaysay, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: The Unexpected Color Combination to Emerge on Red Carpet," 23 Sep. 2019 Moore wore Brandon Maxwell, a pink twill gazar blouse with a red crepe cummerbund skirt. Washington Post, "Dual-tone gowns of pink and red ruled the Emmys carpet," 23 Sep. 2019 This Fall '19 collection blazer from Tibi is made with a relaxed fit from soft, sustainable twill that will look fabulous with everything from trousers at work to white denim on the weekends. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, "10 white styles you should totally wear after Labor Day," 29 Aug. 2019 Or Everlane's twill weekender, a classic, simple style perfect for the versatile traveler. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Pack Your Bags: The Must-Have Weekenders to Bring Everywhere This Summer," 24 May 2019 The collab, expected to launch in May along with the pre-fall '19 collection, will feature pieces like silk twill cardigans, cotton shirting, and limited edition denim styles. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Monse's Pre-Fall 2019 Collection Shoot Features Adorable Dogs for a Great Reason," 6 Dec. 2018 Mayfair Slipcovered Long Sofa in classic natural twill, $1,099. Jamie Wiebe, ELLE Decor, "Get the Look: Gilmore Girls," 16 Jan. 2015

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First Known Use of twill

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for twill

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

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19 Jan 2020

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“Twill.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of twill

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


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Kids Definition of twill

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

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