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flan·nel

 (flăn′əl)
n.
1. A soft woven cloth of wool or a blend of wool and cotton or synthetics.
2. flannels
a. Outer clothing, especially pants, made of this cloth.
b. Underclothing made of this cloth.
3. Flannelette.

[Middle English, a kind of woolen cloth or garment, perhaps variant of flanyn, sackcloth, probably from Old French flaine, a kind of coarse wool.]

flannel

(ˈflænəl)
n
1. (Textiles) a soft light woollen fabric with a slight nap, used for clothing
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) trousers or other garments made of flannel
3. (Textiles) See cotton flannel
4. Brit a small piece of cloth used to wash the face and hands; face cloth. US and Canadian equivalent: washcloth
5. informal Brit indirect or evasive talk; deceiving flattery
vb (tr) , -nels, -nelling or -nelled, -nels, -neling or -neled
6. to cover or wrap with flannel
7. to rub, clean, or polish with flannel
8. informal Brit to talk evasively to; flatter in order to mislead
[C14: probably variant of flanen sackcloth, from Welsh gwlanen woollen fabric, from gwlân wool]
ˈflannelly adj

flan•nel

(ˈflæn l)

n.
1. a soft, slightly napped fabric of wool or wool and another fiber, used for trousers, jackets, shirts, etc.
2. a soft, warm, light fabric of cotton, thickly napped on one side.
3. flannels,
a. an outer garment, esp. trousers, made of flannel.
b. woolen undergarments.
[1300–50; Middle English flaunneol]
flan′nel•ly, adj.

flannel


Past participle: flannelled
Gerund: flannelling

Imperative
flannel
flannel
Present
I flannel
you flannel
he/she/it flannels
we flannel
you flannel
they flannel
Preterite
I flannelled
you flannelled
he/she/it flannelled
we flannelled
you flannelled
they flannelled
Present Continuous
I am flannelling
you are flannelling
he/she/it is flannelling
we are flannelling
you are flannelling
they are flannelling
Present Perfect
I have flannelled
you have flannelled
he/she/it has flannelled
we have flannelled
you have flannelled
they have flannelled
Past Continuous
I was flannelling
you were flannelling
he/she/it was flannelling
we were flannelling
you were flannelling
they were flannelling
Past Perfect
I had flannelled
you had flannelled
he/she/it had flannelled
we had flannelled
you had flannelled
they had flannelled
Future
I will flannel
you will flannel
he/she/it will flannel
we will flannel
you will flannel
they will flannel
Future Perfect
I will have flannelled
you will have flannelled
he/she/it will have flannelled
we will have flannelled
you will have flannelled
they will have flannelled
Future Continuous
I will be flannelling
you will be flannelling
he/she/it will be flannelling
we will be flannelling
you will be flannelling
they will be flannelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flannelling
you have been flannelling
he/she/it has been flannelling
we have been flannelling
you have been flannelling
they have been flannelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flannelling
you will have been flannelling
he/she/it will have been flannelling
we will have been flannelling
you will have been flannelling
they will have been flannelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flannelling
you had been flannelling
he/she/it had been flannelling
we had been flannelling
you had been flannelling
they had been flannelling
Conditional
I would flannel
you would flannel
he/she/it would flannel
we would flannel
you would flannel
they would flannel
Past Conditional
I would have flannelled
you would have flannelled
he/she/it would have flannelled
we would have flannelled
you would have flannelled
they would have flannelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flannel - a soft light woolen fabricflannel - a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.flannel - bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and bodyflannel - bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body
bath linen - linens for use in the bathroom
3.flannel - (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white clothflannel - (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

flannel

noun
1. cloth, facecloth pass a damp flannel over your forehead
2. (Informal) waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), flattery, blarney, sweet talk (U.S. informal), baloney (informal), equivocation, hedging, prevarication, weasel words (informal, chiefly U.S.), soft soap (informal) Her gave me a lot of flannel.
verb
1. (Informal) prevaricate, hedge, flatter, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), blarney, sweet-talk (informal), soft-soap (informal), equivocate, butter up, pull the wool over (someone's) eyes He flannelled and prevaricated.
Translations
صوف، فانيلافُوطَةٌ صَغِيرَة
flanelflanelovýžínka
flonelflannel
flanelli
flanel
flanel
flannel
浴用タオル
플란넬
vilnonė flanelė
vilnas flaneļa-vilnas flanelis
flanelflanelový
tvättlapp
ผ้าสักหลาดอ่อน
flanelyün kumaşyüz havlusu
vải flannel

flannel

[ˈflænl]
A. N
1. (= face flannel) → manopla f; (= fabric) → franela f flannels (= trousers) → pantalones mpl de franela
2. (Brit) (= waffle) → palabrería f, paja f
B. ADJde franela
C. VI (Brit) (= waffle) → meter paja

flannel

[ˈflænəl]
n
(British) (= facecloth) → gant m de toilette
(= fabric) → flanelle f
(British) (= waffle) → baratin m
modif [shirt] → de flanelle
flannels npl (= trousers) → pantalon m de flanelle

flannel

n
Flanell m
(Brit: = face flannel) → Waschlappen m
(Brit inf: = waffle) → Geschwafel nt (inf), → Gelaber nt (inf)
flannels pl (= trousers)Flanellhose f
adjFlanell-; flannel trousersFlannellhose f
vi (Brit inf: = waffle) → schwafeln (inf), → labern (inf)

flannel

[ˈflænl]
1. n (fabric) → flanella (Brit) (also face flannel) → guanto di spugna
see also flannels
2. adjdi flanella

flannel

(ˈflӕnl) noun
loosely woven woollen cloth usually soft and slightly furry. blankets made of flannel; (also adjective) a flannel petticoat.

flannel

فُوطَةٌ صَغِيرَة žínka flonel Waschlappen φανέλα franela, manopla flanelli gant de toilette flanel flanella 浴用タオル 플란넬 washandje flanell flanela flanela мягкая мочалка tvättlapp ผ้าสักหลาดอ่อน yüz havlusu vải flannel 法兰绒
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