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voile

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French voile (veil).

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NounEdit

voile (plural voiles)

  1. A light, translucent cotton fabric used for making curtains and dresses.
    • 1920, United States Tariff Commission, William Alexander Graham Clark, Henry Chalmers, Blanche C. Howlett, Cotton Yarn: Import and Export Trade in Relation to the Tariff, page 80,
      The domestic voile made from imported gray yarns and woven in the United States is the best combination to be had.
    • 1932, Hiram T. Nones, Philippine Cotton Piece-Goods Market, page 14,
      Cheap narrow voiles.—Plain color voiles practically are off the market. [] Better grades of voiles usually come in the 39-inch width, [] .
    • 2006, Jorie Johnson, Feltmaking and Wool Magic, page 84,
      Pull out the basting thread, gently remove the voile from the three-minute sample, and reshape the sample with a steam iron.

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Etymology 1Edit

From an Old French voil, veil, from Latin vēlum.

NounEdit

voile m (plural voiles)

  1. (countable) veil
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French voile, veile, veille, from Vulgar Latin vēla, from the plural of Latin vēlum.

NounEdit

voile f (plural voiles)

  1. (countable) sail
    Hissons la grande voile, matelots !
    Raise the mainsail, seamen!
  2. (uncountable, sports) sailing.
    La voile, il n'y a rien de mieux pour se détendre ! J'en ai fait tout le week-end.
    Sailing, there's nothing better for relaxing! I did it all weekend.
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French

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voile m (invariable)

  1. voile

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NounEdit

voile f (oblique plural voiles, nominative singular voile, nominative plural voiles)

  1. sail (large piece of fabric attached to the mast of a watercraft)

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