Definition of grandrelle in English:

grandrelle

(also grandelle, grandrill)

noun

  • A mottled yarn which is plied with two different colours of thread; (also) a (especially cotton) cloth made from a warp of such yarn and a plain-coloured weft, used especially for making shirts or trousers.

adjective

  • Of a yarn, twist, or item of clothing: made of grandrelle.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Aberdeen Journal. Probably from grand + drill, in which case some forms probably show alteration by association with words in -elle.

Pronunciation

grandrelle

/ɡranˈdrɛl/