boucle

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See also: bouclé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French boucler (to buckle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boucle (countable and uncountable, plural boucles)

  1. A fabric knitted or woven of uneven yarn with a surface of loops and curls.
  2. Yarn with multiple plies, one of which is looser than the others, producing loops and curls.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French boucle, bocle, from Latin buccula (the cheek strap of a helmet), diminutive of bucca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bukl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

boucle f (plural boucles)

  1. loop (line returning to its origin)
  2. (jewellery) earring
  3. buckle (of a belt, etc.)
  4. curl (of hair)
  5. ringlet
  6. (graph theory) loop
  7. (figure skating) loop jump
  8. (aviation) loop the loop (aircraft manoeuvre)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: bucle
  • Galician: bucle
  • Portuguese: bucle
  • Romanian: buclă
  • Russian: бу́кля (búklja)
  • Spanish: bucle

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin buccula, diminutive of bucca (cheek). Compare Anglo-Norman bucle.

Noun[edit]

boucle f (oblique plural boucles, nominative singular boucle, nominative plural boucles)

  1. buckle

Descendants[edit]