Definition of voile in English:


Syllabification: voile
Pronunciation: /voil


  • A thin, plain-weave, semitransparent fabric of cotton, wool, or silk.
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    • He added big floral prints drenched with reminiscence and balanced retro-looking fabrics like lightweight cotton voile and washed twill with modern nylon and Lycra blends.
    • Key materials for winter 2005 include mohair, wool, voile and leather.
    • Fabrics are those of traditional lingerie, such as cotton, in a range of textures: batiste, voile, gauze.


late 19th century: French, literally 'veil'.

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