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See also: Toilette and toiletté

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French toilette; more at toilet.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

toilette (plural toilettes)

  1. (archaic) A dressing table, typically covered to the floor with cloth (originally, toile) and lace, on which stood a mirror, which might also be draped in lace.
  2. (archaic) Personal grooming, in other words washing, dressing, etc.
  3. Alternative spelling of toilet (Can we add an example for this sense?)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

toile (cloth) +‎ -ette

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /twa.lɛt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

toilette f (plural toilettes)

  1. toilet (act of cleaning oneself)
  2. (Belgium) the toilet, lavatory

Usage notesEdit

  • In Belgium the word for "toilet/lavatory" is singular (la toilette) while in the rest of the world the noun is plural (les toilettes).

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French toilette.

NounEdit

toilette f (invariable)

  1. toilet (all senses)
  2. makeup
  3. dressing table

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French toilette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /to.a.ˈlɛ.t(ʃ)i/
  • Hyphenation: to‧a‧le‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɛt(ʃ)i

NounEdit

toilette f (plural toilettes)

  1. toilet (personal grooming)

NounEdit

toilette m (plural toilettes)

  1. toilet; lavatory; bathroom

SynonymsEdit