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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.]
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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]
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voile

(vɔɪl)

n.
a lightweight, semisheer fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton constructed in plain weave.
[1885–90; < French; Anglo-French veile veil]
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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"
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Translations

voile

[vɔɪl] Ngasa f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

voile

[ˈvɔɪl] nvoile m (tissu)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

voile

nVoile m, → Schleierstoff m
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voile

[vɔɪl] nvoile m
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References in classic literature ?
She wore a plain dress of cheap, cream-tinted cotton voile, with the usual girdle of crimson.
Then after relieving me of my hat and coat she announced me with the simple words: "Voile Monsieur," and hurried away.
"Mais oui, mademoiselle: voile cinq ou six heures que nous n'avons pas mange."
"At this price point, we're printing the designs on less expensive fabric, a tricot instead of a voile. That's how we offset the crashing costs," said Derosa.
Muscat: In their final competitive outing before the classic Tour de France a la Voile, Oman Sail's leading Diam 24 race squad posted a string of strong results to place fifth at the Grand Prix Ecole Navale, in France.
La veliplanchiste algerienne, Imene Cherif-Sahraoui, prendra part a la Coupe d'Europe de voile, prevue des aujourd'hui au 12 avril a Hyeres (France), dans la specialite Lazer Radial, a-t-on appris jeudi dernier aupres de la Federation algerienne de voile (FAV).
La prochaine edition de la Coupe de l'America a la voile, la 34e, aura lieu en 2013 sur des catamarans dans un lieu restant a determiner, a annonce lundi a Valence (est) Russell Coutts, le patron du tenant du trophee, BMW Racing Oracle.
Dressing windows is now a high fashion note ( with a huge range of stylish fixtures and fittings and fabulous fabrics from swathes of elegant voile to sumptuous jewel trimmed silks.
All you need for this is a length of voile, hemmed on all four sides, then draped over two net poles.
One of the patterns is a high-twist voile imported from Italy, in tab-top, rod-pocket and scarf programs.
Times News Service Muscat: Just two regattas in to 2017, and Oman Sail's Diam 24 team has already served notice it will be a force to be reckoned with at one of the European season's highest profile events -- the Tour de France a la Voile. After a highly respectable fifth place finish in the French classic last July, the experienced Oman Sail crew set out on this year's campaign with their sights firmly set on a podium place this time around.