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[twah-let, toi-; French twa-let] /twɑˈlɛt, tɔɪ-; French twaˈlɛt/
noun, plural toilettes
[twah-lets, toi-; French twa-let] /twɑˈlɛts, tɔɪ-; French twaˈlɛt/ (Show IPA)
toilet (defs 6, 8).
Can be confused
toilet, toilette. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for toilette
  • She is helped with her toilette and the bed is prepared so that she can sleep.
  • If such collections exist, the surgeon may perform a complete toilette of the area.
British Dictionary definitions for toilette


/twɑːˈlɛt; French twalɛt/
generally (literary) another word for toilet (sense 2)
Word Origin
C16: from French; see toilet
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