See also: bouclé

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French boucler (to buckle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

boucle (countable and uncountable, plural boucles)

  1. A fabric knitted or woven of uneven yarn with a surface of loops and curls.
  2. Yarn with multiple plies, one of which is looser than the others, producing loops and curls.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French boucle, bocle, from Latin buccula (the cheek strap of a helmet), diminutive of bucca.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bukl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

boucle f (plural boucles)

  1. loop (line returning to its origin)
  2. (jewellery) earring
  3. buckle (of a belt, etc.)
  4. curl (of hair)
  5. ringlet
  6. (graph theory) loop
  7. (figure skating) loop jump
  8. (aviation) loop the loop (aircraft manoeuvre)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: bucle
  • Galician: bucle
  • Portuguese: bucle
  • Russian: бу́кля (búklja)
  • Spanish: bucle

Further readingEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin buccula, diminutive of bucca (cheek). Compare Anglo-Norman bucle.

NounEdit

boucle f (oblique plural boucles, nominative singular boucle, nominative plural boucles)

  1. buckle

DescendantsEdit