What does faille mean?

Definitions for faille
faɪl, feɪlfaille

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faillenoun

    a ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton


  1. faillenoun

    A fabric woven from silk, cotton, or rayon with slight ribs.


  1. Faille

    Faille was a type of cloth with flat ribs that was in use in the 19th century. It had a softer texture than grosgrain, with heavier and wider cords or ribs. Weft yarns were heavier than warp, manufactured in plain weaving.


  1. faille

    Faille is a type of woven fabric characterized by its ribbed texture, often made from silk, cotton, or sometimes wool. It is usually medium to lightweight and has a slightly glossy finish. It is typically used for women's dresses, bridal wear, as well as for upholstery and interior design.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faillenoun

    a soft silk, heavier than a foulard and not glossy

  2. Etymology: [F.]


  1. Faille

    A soft ribbed fabric of dull finish. Makes excellent mourning wear.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Faille is ranked #60790 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Faille surname appeared 331 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Faille.

    95.1% or 315 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faille in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faille in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of faille in a Sentence

  1. Macky Sall:

    « Qu’il faille me renier pour survivre je dis non… La patrie importe plus que le parti »

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