- 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