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Definition of "faille" [‖Faille]

  • A slightly ribbed, woven fabric of silk, cotton, or rayon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "faille" in a sentence
  • "When the dress of silk faille and feathers still hadn't arrived just days before her daughter's bat mitzvah, Lesley Wolman called Savannah, the Santa Monica, Calif., boutique where she'd ordered the dress at a trunk show."
  • "One of the master's endless searches was for fabrics that had inner life and light—paper taffeta, silk faille, organza—as well as a firm enough "hand" to hold volumetric shapes made with fewer seams."
  • "Prabal Gurung Draped silk faille dress with gazar ruffles."