Definition of "twill" [twill]

  • A fabric with diagonal parallel ribs. (noun)
  • The weave used to produce such a fabric. (noun)
  • To weave (cloth) so as to produce a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs. (verb-transitive)

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Use "twill" in a sentence
  • "And little Dorry, 'twill be fine for her to get her mammy back, I warrant -- so 'twill."
  • "` twill prove So good 'twill invite a good Chapman I am Sr"
  • "4J\ N ay indeed, when it has ad vane d thus far, twill probably go farther; 'twill not keep"