Definition of dentelle in English:

dentelle

noun

mass noun
  • Ornamental tooling used in bookbinding, resembling lace edging.

    as modifier ‘dentelle borders’
    count noun ‘inner gilt dentelles’
    • ‘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.

Pronunciation

dentelle

/dɛnˈtɛl/