from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light, plain-weave, sheer fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or wool used especially for making dresses and curtains.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A light, translucent cotton fabric used for making curtains and dresses
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fabric similar to the old-fashioned nun's-veiling, but made with somewhat heavier yarns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light semitransparent fabric
Like batiste, voile is a fine sheer fabric usually used for making dresses and curtains.
Wands made with lavender tied in voile and ribbon, were stored along with the linens, to keep bugs away and to add a fresh scent.
France's answer to Spain's top-quality dry sherry, these two wines share similarities in the way they are produced, aging under a blanket of yeast, called "voile" in the case of Vin Jaune and "flor" with Sherry.
Tissue thin, the voile rises and falls at the window like the valve of a new-born's heart, a pulse in slow motion.
We ate out on the deck and afterwards Chris fitted the voile screens onto Lisa's windows while I caught up on some paperwork.
Bee Group dresses and separates by color—instead of by season—which will coax you to mix cashmere with cotton voile and khaki with velvet, with surprisingly cool results.
However, for his Spring 2011 collection, Gn focused eyelet cotton voile with lace insets, silk georgette and silk crepe in all sorts of colors.
Français · Une femme égyptienne tuée dans un tribunal allemand à cause de son voile srpski · Egipćanka ubijena u nemačkoj sudnici zbog nošenja vela
“Perhaps the cream voile, Madame Hughes?” offered Madame Sophie, holding out a light, puffed creation.
(It sounds so much nicer in French: “Une interdiction générale du seul voile intégral serait soumise à de fortes incertitudes juridiques.”) Martinned (Quote)