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[mass noun] A soft, fine silk, cotton, or nylon material like net, used for making veils and dresses.
openwork, lacework, tatting, netting, net, tulle, meshwork, mesh, webbingView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Satin, organza, chiffon, georgette, tulle, lace, brocades, and crepe are all classic fabrics for bridesmaid dresses.’
- ‘She fingered fine muslins and intricate laces, heavy crimson silks and tulle.’
- ‘Use nude-color tulle or silk organza for interfacing.’
Early 19th century: from Tulle, a town in SW France, where it was first made.
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