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voile

 (voil)
n.
A light, plain-weave, sheer fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or wool used especially for making dresses and curtains.

[French, from Old French veile, veil, from Latin vēla, neuter pl. of vēlum, covering.]

voile

(vɔɪl; French vwal)
n
(Textiles) a light semitransparent fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, etc, used for dresses, scarves, shirts, etc
[C19: from French: veil]

voile

(vɔɪl)

n.
a lightweight, semisheer fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton constructed in plain weave.
[1885–90; < French; Anglo-French veile veil]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voile - a light semitransparent fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

voile

[vɔɪl] Ngasa f

voile

[ˈvɔɪl] nvoile m (tissu)

voile

nVoile m, → Schleierstoff m

voile

[vɔɪl] nvoile m
References in classic literature ?
She wore a plain dress of cheap, cream-tinted cotton voile, with the usual girdle of crimson.
Mais oui, mademoiselle: voile cinq ou six heures que nous n'avons pas mange.
L'exposition, accessible au public de jour comme de nuit, retrace l'histoire et l'evolution du haik, depuis ses premieres apparitions jusqu'a ce jour, les types de voiles repandus en Algerie ainsi que les tentatives engagees, depuis quelques annees par l'association Belaredj pour faire [beaucoup moins que] revivre [beaucoup plus grand que] cette ancienne tradition vestimentaire.
Summary: 42 vintage and classic yachts took part between 3rd and 7th June in Antibes, the French Riviera resort, in the fourteenth Les Voiles d'Antibes regatta, the first Mediterranean leg of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2009, now in its fifth year.
On a night in May, Sarah Ridgeway and her prom date, Andrew Voiles, of Brownsburg, Indiana, were as excited as any young couple going to the prom.
There's even 20pc off all voiles, as well as lined voile curtains.
Il y a quelques temps, les barricades E[umlaut]taient Ea Matignon oE le gouvernement dE[umlaut]battait de la nouvelle loi, appliquE[umlaut]e sous peu, concernant les voiles Ea l'E[umlaut]cole ainsi que les barbes.
The store specialises in lined voiles and has one of the largest ranges in the UK.
Since little Erin is mad about fairies and dressing up, I decided to go for a real fairytale princess look, with lots of floating voiles and sparkling bead and diamante trimmings.
Otherwise, avoid heavy curtains that will make the room darker and stick to voiles.
Sheer fabrics with a bold design make a change from neutral voiles.