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boulle Line breaks: boulle
(also buhl)

Definition of boulle in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Brass, tortoiseshell, or other material cut to make a pattern and used for inlaying furniture: [as modifier]: boulle cabinets
More example sentences
  • There is also an impossible fruit salad of different materials: giltwood combined with boulle combined with ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell.
  • On June 14, for example, it has organized a one-day conference on marquetry and boulle.

Origin

Early 19th century: from French boule, from the name of André Charles Boulle (1642–1732), French cabinetmaker. The variant buhl is apparently a modern Germanized spelling.

Words that rhyme with boulle

Banjul, befool, Boole, boule, boules, cagoule, cool, drool, fool, ghoul, Joule, mewl, misrule, mule, O'Toole, pool, Poole, pul, pule, Raoul, rule, school, shul, sool, spool, Stamboul, stool, Thule, tomfool, tulle, you'll, yule

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