See also: bouclé

English edit

Noun edit

boucle (countable and uncountable, plural boucles)

  1. Alternative spelling of bouclé

French edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bukl/
  • (file)

Noun edit

boucle f (plural boucles)

  1. loop (line returning to its origin)
  2. (jewelry) 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 terms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Catalan: bucle m
  • Esperanto: buklo
  • Galician: bucle
  • Greek: μπούκλα (boúkla)
  • Portuguese: bucle
  • Romanian: buclă
  • Russian: бу́кля (búklja)
  • Spanish: bucle m
  • Turkish: bukle

Further reading edit

Old French edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

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

  1. buckle

Descendants edit