One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A soft, fine silk, cotton, or nylon material like net, used for making veils and dresses.
openwork, lacework, tatting, netting, net, meshwork, mesh, webbingView synonyms
- ‘She fingered fine muslins and intricate laces, heavy crimson silks and tulle.’
- ‘Satin, organza, chiffon, georgette, tulle, lace, brocades, and crepe are all classic fabrics for bridesmaid dresses.’
- ‘If in doubt about the design's stability, sandwich a layer of sheer fabric, such as organdy, organza or tulle, with the water-soluble stabilizer prior to stitching.’
- ‘What stood out above all else were her flirty, soft dresses in tulle and chiffon in pastel colours which, for the most part, were embroidered with sequins and antique beading and iridescent insets.’
- ‘Use nude-color tulle or silk organza for interfacing.’
Early 19th century: from Tulle, a town in SW France, where it was first made.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.