American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fine, often starched net of silk, rayon, or nylon, used especially for veils, tutus, or gowns.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fine and thin silk net, originally made with bobbins (compare bobbin-net), but now woven by machinery. It is used for women's veils and in dressmaking; it is sometimes ornamented with dots like those of blondelace, but is more commonly plain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of silk lace or light netting, used for veils, etc.
- n. a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns
- French, after Tulle, a city of south-central France. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But the tulle is not that of fairyland; it is more like the “white samite, mystic, wonderful” of King Arthur [sic].”
“I say hair, but really I mean tulle, which is pretending to be hair.”
“Conjunctivitis has also been recorded from wearing of "tulle" dresses.”
“This presents alternately, in its movement, entire and punctured spaces, the former for receiving the blow of the punch and the latter for allowing passage at the desired moment to the plunger as it goes to fasten the dots upon the tulle which is passing along underneath the channel, D.”
“The word "tulle" itself conjures images of stiff, scratchy pink tutus at childhood ballet lessons, but Rodarte's silk translation is far more grown-up, looking more at home at a gala event than at a dance recital.”
“Lulubelle features designers such as tulle, Nick&Mo, easy money, Paige denim, honey dew, velvet and blue platypus.”
“One standout was a pearl-embroidered silk chiffon gown with tulle skirt that came bursting out of a Moroccan Beni-embroidered coat -- you'll know it when you see it.”
“Tolstoy seems to know not only about her feelings of excitement, but also about the arrangement of her tulle dress over her pink slip and elaborate coiffure "surmounted by a rose and two small leaves".”
“A woman wearing cloudy froth sorts pewter and holds a blue bottle to the sunlight, then strokes a gilded mirror for the image of an 1890s great-grandmother, young in a tulle gown, plush stole, and tiara.”
“Abillowy frock of mauve and pink tulle, with a tiny jewelled bodice, is completedby a tinted wig in the same primula shade, while glittering bracelets, caught withwisps of tulle, show up the fairylike wrists manipulating a great fan of snow-whiteplumes.”
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