voile

noun \ ˈvȯi(-ə)l \

Definition of voile

:a fine soft sheer fabric used especially for women's summer clothing or curtains

Origin and Etymology of voile

French, veil, from Old French, from Latin vela, neuter plural of velum


VOILE Defined for English Language Learners

voile

noun

Definition of voile for English Language Learners

  • : a soft, light fabric that you can see through slightly and that is used for making curtains, summer clothes, etc.


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