flannel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “flannel” in the English Dictionary

"flannel" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈflæn.əl/

flannel noun (PIECE OF CLOTH)

UK [C] a facecloth

flannel noun (TYPE OF CLOTH)

[U] a ​lightcloth usually made from ​wool, used ​especially for making ​clothes: flannel ​trousersflannels [plural] UK trousers made of flannel: Traditionally, ​white flannels are ​worn when ​playingcricket.

flannel noun (UNNECESSARY WORDS)

[U] UK informal speechcontaining a lot of words that is used to ​avoidtelling the ​truth or ​answering a ​question, and is often ​intended to ​deceive: Leave out the flannel and ​answer the ​question!

flannelverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈflæn.əl/ (-ll-) UK informal
to use a lot of words to ​avoidtelling the ​truth or ​answering a ​question, often in ​order to ​deceive
(Definition of flannel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flannelnoun [U]

 us   /ˈflæn·əl/
a ​softcloth usually made from ​cotton or ​wool: flannel ​pajamas a flannel ​shirt
(Definition of flannel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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