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or bou·cle  (bo͞o-klā′)
1. A type of yarn usually consisting of three strands, one of which is less taut, creating a looped or curly texture.
2. Fabric woven or knitted from this yarn.

[French, from past participle of boucler, to curl, from Old French, from boucle, buckle, curl of hair; see buckle.]
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(Textiles) a curled or looped yarn or fabric giving a thick knobbly effect
(Textiles) of or designating such a yarn or fabric: a bouclé wool coat.
[C19: from French bouclé curly, from boucle a curl, buckle]
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or bou•cle


n., pl. -clés or -cles.
1. yarn with loops producing a rough, nubby appearance on woven or knitted fabrics.
2. a fabric made of this yarn.
[1890–95; < French: literally, curled]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boucle - a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect
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"
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A. Nlana f or ropa f rizada
B. ADJde lana rizada
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nBouclé nt
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1. nlana (or tessuto) bouclé
2. adjbouclé inv
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