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tulle

[tool; French tyl] /tul; French tül/
noun
1.
a thin, fine, machine-made net of acetate, nylon, rayon, or silk.
Origin of tulle
1810-1820
1810-20; < French, after Tulle, France, where first made

Tulle

[tool; French tyl] /tul; French tül/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Corrèze, in S central France.

Corrèze

[kaw-rez] /kɔˈrɛz/
noun
1.
a department in central France. 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km).
Capital: Tulle.
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  • She liked its coquettish drapery of tulle and silver about the hips.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • The line of contact should always be softened by an edge of lace, tulle, or ruching.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
  • Bags or sachets of the forms illustrated were painted or embroidered in ribbonwork, chenille, tulle, and coloured silks.

    Dress design Talbot Hughes
  • tulle, chiffon, net and silk georgette are the most popular materials.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • I scanned the shapeless mass of linen or tulle or whatever it was on her lap.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for tulle

tulle

/tjuːl/
noun
1.
a fine net fabric of silk, rayon, etc, used for evening dresses, as a trimming for hats, etc
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Tulle, city in S central France, where it was first manufactured

Corrèze

/French kɔrɛz/
noun
1.
a department of central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Tulle. Pop: 234 144 (2003 est). Area: 5888 sq km (2296 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for tulle
n.

fine silk bobbin-net, c.1818, from Tulle, town in central France, where the fabric was first manufactured.

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