Definition of pointelle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpɔɪnˈtɛl/
(also trademark Pointelle)


[mass noun]
A type of knitwear or woollen fabric with small eyelet holes that create a lacy effect: jersey looks feminine but natural with pointelle and lace trims


1950s: probably from point in the sense 'lace made entirely with a needle' + the French diminutive suffix -elle.

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