- a cloth woven so as to have parallel diagonal lines or ribs
- the pattern of this weave or its appearance
Origin of twillMiddle English twyll ; from Old English twilic, woven of double thread (akin to Old High German zwilih) ; from West Germanic partial translated, translation (with twi-, two) of Classical Latin bilix, with a double thread ; from bi-, bi- + licium, a thread
to weave so as to produce a twill
Archaic it will
- A fabric with diagonal parallel ribs.
- The weave used to produce such a fabric.
transitive verbtwilled, twill·ing, twills
To weave (cloth) so as to produce a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs.
Origin of twillMiddle English twile, from Old English twilīc, woven of double thread; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present twills, present participle twilling, simple past and past participle twilled)
- To weave (cloth, etc.) so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.
OriginSee also: 'twill