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"ironing" in British English

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ironingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈaɪə.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈaɪr.nɪŋ/
B1 the activity of making clothes flat and smooth, using an iron: I must do some/the ironing tonight.
clothes that are waiting to be ironed or have just been ironed: a basket full of ironing

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  • Bring the ironing board through here, then you can watch TV while you do the ironing.
  • There is a huge pile of ironing to be done, but I just can't face it tonight.
(Definition of ironing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ironing" in American English

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ironingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɑɪ·ər·nɪŋ/
the activity of using an iron to make cloth smooth: I do the ironing once a week.
(Definition of ironing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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