Definition of dentelle in English:

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dentelle

Pronunciation: /denˈtel/

noun (plural or pronounced same)

Ornamental tooling used in bookbinding, resembling lace edging.
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.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, 'lace', from dent 'tooth' + the diminutive suffix -elle.

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Syllabification: den·telle

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