noun (plural pronunc. same)[mass noun]
Ornamental tooling used in bookbinding, resembling lace edging: [as modifier]: dentelle borders [count noun]: inner gilt dentelles
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.
mid 19th century: from French, 'lace', from dent 'tooth' + the diminutive suffix -elle.
Definition of dentelle in:
- The US English dictionary