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towel

noun [C]  us   /tɑʊ·əl, tɑʊl/
a usually rectangular piece of cloth or paper used for drying something: a bath towel paper towels
towel
verb [T]  us   /ˈtɑʊ·əl, tɑʊl/ (-l-, -ll-)
She toweled her hair dry.
Translations of “towel”
in Arabic فوطة, مِنْشَفة…
in Korean 수건…
in Malaysian tuala…
in French serviette, torchon…
in Turkish havlu…
in Italian asciugamano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毛巾, 紙巾…
in Russian полотенце…
in Polish ręcznik…
in Vietnamese khăn…
in Spanish toalla, paño…
in Portuguese toalha…
in Thai ผ้าขนหนู…
in German das Handtuch…
in Catalan tovallola…
in Japanese タオル, 手ぬぐい…
in Indonesian handuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毛巾, 纸巾…
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