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voile

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English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman veil, Old French voile.

Noun

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Singular
voile

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  1. A light, almost transparent cotton fabric used for making curtains and dresses

French

Etymology

From an earlier veile, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] velum.

Pronunciation

Noun

voile m. (plural voiles)

  1. (countable) veil

voile f. (plural voiles)

  1. (countable) sail
    Hissons la grande voile, matelots !
    Raise the mainsail, seamen!
  2. (uncountable) (sports) sailing.
    La voile, il n'y a rien de mieux pour se détendre ! J'en ai fait tout le week-end.
    Sailing, there's nothing better for relaxing! I did it all weekend.

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