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Definition of "voile" []

  • A light, plain-weave, sheer fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or wool used especially for making dresses and curtains. (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 "voile" in a sentence
  • "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."