Definition of Twill

1. Noun. A weave used to produce the effect of parallel diagonal ribs.

Exact synonyms: Twill Weave
Generic synonyms: Weave



2. Verb. Weave diagonal lines into (textiles).
Generic synonyms: Tissue, Weave

3. Noun. A cloth with parallel diagonal lines or ribs.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Twill

1. v. i. To weave, as cloth, so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.

2. n. An appearance of diagonal lines or ribs produced in textile fabrics by causing the weft threads to pass over one and under two, or over one and under three or more, warp threads, instead of over one and under the next in regular succession, as in plain weaving.

Definition of Twill

1. Noun. a pattern created by the way threads are passed over and under each other during weaving ¹

2. Noun. a piece of cloth with this woven pattern ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twill

1. to weave so as to produce a diagonal pattern [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twill

twigs
twigsome
twilight
twilight(a)
twilight sleep
twilight state
twilight vision
twilight years
twilight zone
twilight zones
twilightish
twilights
twilighty
twilit
twilitten
twill (current term)
twill weave
twilled
twillies
twilling
twillings
twills
twilly
twilt
twilted
twilting
twilts
twimmolation
twimmolations
twin

Literary usage of Twill

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"On the three-thread pattern, as described above, only one variety of twill can be produced — that with the apparent ribbing on the diagonal of a square, ..."

2. In Praise of Ale: Or, Songs, Ballads, Epigrams, & Anecdotes Relating to Beer by W. T. Marchant (1888)
"twill make a weaver bre.tk his yarn, That works with right and left foot, But he hath a trick to save himself, He'll say there wanteth woof to 't; ..."

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