taille: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tāl Fr. tä&primy&supschwa), [key]
— pl. tailles
  1. a tax that was levied by a king or seigneur on his subjects or on lands held under him and that became solely a royal tax in the 15th century from which the lords and later the clergy were exempt.
  2. (in dressmaking) the waist or bodice of a garment.
  3. the shape of one's body from shoulders to waist; figure; build.
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