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faille

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Pronunciation: /feɪl
 
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Definition of faille in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A soft, light-woven fabric having a ribbed texture, originally of silk: [as modifier]: a black faille pinafore [count noun]: they wove a wool faille
More 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.

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