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Viyella

Syllabification: Vi·yel·la
Pronunciation: /ˌvīˈelə
 
/

Definition of Viyella in English:

noun

trademark
A fabric made from a twilled mixture of cotton and wool.
Example sentences
  • No wonder those who still wear tweed jackets, Viyella shirts and ‘frocks’, as opposed to dresses, can't stand them in return.
  • Coats will be exiting the apparel business in order to focus on its profitable global threads business, as well as its Jaeger and Viyella retail operations.
  • Clients include Viyella, Windsmoor, Brook Taverner and many more; they have a successful website and are planning to introduce a company pension scheme.

Origin

late 19th century: from Via Gellia, a valley in Derbyshire, north central England, where it was first made.

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