toilette

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toilette the act of dressing and preparing yourself "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toilette See Toilet, 3.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toilette See toilet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toilette a dressing-table with a mirror: also a cover for such a table: the whole articles used in dressing: mode or operation of dressing: the whole dress and appearance of a person, any particular costume
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. toilette, dim. of toile, cloth; cf. Toil (1).

Usage

In literature:

Her morning toilette was especially troublesome.
"Honey-Sweet" by Edna Turpin
At nine o'clock, while Mr. Percy was finishing his toilette, his host knocked at the door.
"A Canadian Heroine, Volume 1" by Mrs. Harry Coghill
When we were upon the croquet ground, I had an opportunity to admire Lela's toilette.
"The Story of a Summer" by Cecilia Cleveland
The toilettes are amazing.
"The Cockaynes in Paris" by Blanchard Jerrold
Before she had half completed her toilette the guests were beginning to arrive.
"Vera Nevill" by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
Altogether she dressed with something of anticipated pleasure, and was not displeased with the result of her toilette.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
It was too late to back upstairs again and improvise upon my toilette, for they both looked up and saw me at that moment.
"Our Elizabeth" by Florence A. Kilpatrick
Having thus made his home toilette, the artist proceeded to open his blind and window.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
I have not seen her yet, and I have no one to consult with regard to my wedding toilette.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
We watched the various toilettes of these bounding belles.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume II. (of X.)" by Various
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In poetry:

Write in your memorandum-book
The time you at your toilette spend;
Then every moment which you pass,
Talking of dress with a young friend:
"Time Spent In Dress" by Charles Lamb
There was a Young Person of Crete,
Whose toilette was far from complete;
She dressed in a sack,
Spickle-speckled with black,
That ombliferous person of Crete.
"Limerick: There was a Young Person of Crete" by Edward Lear

In news:

The Burberry Body Eau de Toilette , launched this month, is a lightened-up version of the perfume - a grown-up, sophisticated yet sensual scent with a youthful wink.
Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette .
Oriflame Cosmetics has introduced Dancing Lady Eau de Toilette , featuring transparent glass packaging reminiscent of a fragrant orchid.
Burberry Body Eau de Toilette, $80 (2.8 oz.
The Burberry Body Eau de Toilette, launched this month, is a lightened-up version of the perfume - a grown-up, sophisticated yet sensual scent with a youthful wink.
Burberry Body Eau de Toilette, $80 (2.8 oz.
Diptyque Eau Rose Eau de Toilette Roll-On.
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