twill

play
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

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


First Known Use: 14th century


TWILL Defined for English Language Learners

twill

play
noun \ˈtwil\

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

play
noun \ˈtwil\

Definition of twill for Students

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



Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ