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1. A lightweight twill or plain-woven fabric of silk or silk and cotton, usually having a small printed design.
2. An article of clothing, especially a necktie or scarf, made of this fabric.

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(fuːˈlɑːd; ˈfuːlɑː)
1. (Textiles) a soft light fabric of plain-weave or twill-weave silk or rayon, usually with a printed design
2. (Textiles) something made of this fabric, esp a scarf or handkerchief
[C19: from French, of unknown origin]
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(fuˈlɑrd, fə-)

1. a soft lightweight silk, rayon, or cotton fabric of twill or plain weave with a printed design.
2. an article of clothing made of foulard.
[1820–30; < French, of uncertain orig.]
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A scarf or necktie made of lightweight, usually printed, silk or rayon.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foulard - a light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric (usually with a printed design)
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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References in classic literature ?
I do wish you would have that grey satin foulard of yours done up.
The Empress and the little Grand Duchess wore simple suits of foulard (or foulard silk, I don't know which is proper,) with a small blue spot in it; the dresses were trimmed with blue; both ladies wore broad blue sashes about their waists; linen collars and clerical ties of muslin; low-crowned straw-hats trimmed with blue velvet; parasols and flesh- colored gloves The Grand Duchess had no heels on her shoes.
They saw a plain figure dressed in a pink silk of the kind that is tempered by the word "foulard," and a plain face that wore a look of love of life that the queens envied.
But when he saw the girl in the white foulard smile at him from the paling he forgot etiquette and everything else.
She wore a blue foulard with large white spots, and Philip was tickled at the sensation it caused.
On m'a offert des produits cosmetiques, une eau de Cologne, un foulard, une robe d'hotesse, une paire de savate et des lingettes [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-elle cite.
Standing on the sun-drenched west Baltimore street lined with century-old homes now blighted and vacant, Young, sporting a red foulard pattern tie and wearing a dark blue pinstripe suit with jacket sleeves slightly too long, said his focus remains on the basics.
Collection cotton foulard waffle dressing gown, PS20, Marks' Spencer
This struggle came to the forefront in 1989 with the "affaire du foulard," when three French schoolgirls were sent home because they refused to remove their head covering scarves (hijab).
Foulard, 26, of Aubergenville, France, and Caroline C.E.