Definition of dentelle in English:

dentelle

Syllabification: den·telle
Pronunciation: /denˈtel
 
/

noun (plural or pronunc. same)

  • Ornamental tooling used in bookbinding, resembling lace edging.
    More example sentences
    • The jagged, rocky top is named after the lace (dentelle) it's thought to resemble.
    • The bindings of Padeloup le Jeune often have small tickets with his name upon them; they usually have borders of lacelike gold tooling known as "dentelle" and are often inlaid.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, 'lace', from dent 'tooth' + the diminutive suffix -elle.

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