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English definition of “cloth”


noun     /klɒθ/ US  /klɑːθ/
B2 [U] (a type of) woven material: a piece/length of clothGeneral words for textiles B2 [C] a small piece of material, used in cleaning to remove dirt, dust, or liquid: a washing-up clothEquipment used for cleaning
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