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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 ?
Mais oui, mademoiselle: voile cinq ou six heures que nous n'avons pas mange.
She wore a plain dress of cheap, cream-tinted cotton voile, with the usual girdle of crimson.
Competition is good thing," says Demian Voiles, vice president for Verizon Wireless Alaska, the state's newest telecom.
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.
In its early outings, the yacht won its class at Kiel Week and went on to take third in class at Les Voiles de St.
This summer, Terrys Fabrics interior designer, Adele Shotton-Pugh recommends that homeowners choose lightweight curtains and sheer voiles in order to allow natural light to flood into the home.
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.
UK window coverings specialist, has launched a fantastic new collection of roller blinds in a range of stunning fabrics - from delicate sheers and voiles to fabulous bold colours which offer the perfect way to create an impact on anyone entering a room.
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.
Les Voiles d'Antibes has opened the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2008
Certainly not us - here we've used sheer voiles to not only dress the bay window but also the feature wall behind the bed.
There's even 20pc off all voiles, as well as lined voile curtains.