toilette

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See also: Toilette and toiletté

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French toilette; more at toilet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toilette (plural toilettes)

  1. (archaic) A dressing table, typically covered to the floor with cloth (originally, toile) and lace, on which stood a mirror, which might also be draped in lace.
  2. (archaic) Personal grooming, in other words washing, dressing, etc.
  3. Alternative spelling of toilet (Can we add an example for this sense?)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

toile (cloth) +‎ -ette

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /twa.lɛt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

toilette f (plural toilettes)

  1. toilet (act of cleaning oneself)
  2. (Belgium) the toilet, lavatory

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Belgium the word for "toilet/lavatory" is singular (la toilette) while in the rest of the world the noun is plural (les toilettes).

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French toilette.

Noun[edit]

toilette f (invariable)

  1. toilet (all senses)
  2. makeup
  3. dressing table

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French toilette.

Noun[edit]

toilette f (plural toilettes)

  1. toilet (personal grooming)

Noun[edit]

toilette m (plural toilettes)

  1. toilet; lavatory; bathroom

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