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faille Syllabification: faille

Definition of faille in English:

noun

A soft, light-woven fabric having a ribbed texture and originally made of silk.
Example sentences
  • All the designs come in materials ranging from camel hair, grain lambskin, silk crepe, silk faille and flannel to wool and cashmere.
  • He used the corset look to great effect, particularly when he paired a white crocodile bustier with a black silk chiffon petal skirt and a rose silk faille bustier with a black silk chiffon lace inset skirt.
  • Poult de siue is sometimes called faille taffeta.

Origin

Mid 16th century (denoting a kind of hood or veil worn by women): from Old French. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

Words that rhyme with faille

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