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noun textile pronunciation in American English /ˈtekˌstaɪl/ 
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singulartextile
pluraltextiles
  1. 1
    [countable] woven or knitted cloth

    printed textiles

    1. a.
      [only before noun] involved in making textiles

      the textile industry

      textile mills/factories/workers

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