A lightweight, plain weave, made of silk or manufactured fibers, with an open mesh-like appearance. Since the fabric is made with high twist filament yarns, it has a crisp hand. End uses include eveningwear and curtains.
This may be used to describe a voile fabric made form manufactured fibres. Originally it applied to fine, light open silk cloths with highly twisted yarns woven in groups of two or three in both warp and weft and known as double or triple Ninon.