What does the word twill mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To weave with raised lines.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A twilled fabric.

Usage examples for twill

  1. For myself I don't care a copper, but 'twill be mighty mortifyin' to you, though I think you desarve some mortifyin', for how in thunder a chap of your sense ever come to be made such a precious fool of is more'n I can tell." – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  2. The tune was not quite beyond recognition, and no musician was ever more in earnest, ever more soul- tied to an elusive, unwritten air than the black boy who wore little else than his own unwashed complexion and a strip of red Turkey twill. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  3. An thou dost that, 'twill be as loyal a service as e'er them did'st the House of Mountjoy. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
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