Meaning of dentelle in English:


Pronunciation /dɛnˈtɛl/


mass noun
  • Ornamental tooling used in bookbinding, resembling lace edging.

    as modifier ‘dentelle borders’
    • ‘inner gilt dentelles’
    • ‘The jagged, rocky top is named after the lace (dentelle) it's thought to resemble.’
    • ‘The bindings of Padeloup le Jeune often have small tickets with his name upon them; they usually have borders of lacelike gold tooling known as "dentelle" and are often inlaid.’


Mid 19th century from French, ‘lace’, from dent ‘tooth’ + the diminutive suffix -elle.