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napkinnoun [C]

uk   /ˈnæp.kɪn/  us   /ˈnæp.kɪn/ (UK also serviette)
B2 a small square piece of cloth or paper, used while you are eating to protect your clothes or to clean your mouth or fingers
(Definition of napkin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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napkinnoun [C]

 us   /ˈnæp·kɪn/ (Cdn Br serviette)
a piece of cloth or paper used at meals to protect your clothes and to clean your lips or fingers
(Definition of napkin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “napkin”
in Korean 냅킨…
in Arabic فوطة المائدة…
in Malaysian kain kesat tangan, napkin, kain lampin…
in French serviette (de table), couche…
in Russian салфетка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 餐巾, 餐巾紙…
in Italian tovagliolo…
in Turkish peçete…
in Polish serwetka…
in Spanish servilleta, pañal…
in Vietnamese khăn ăn…
in Portuguese guardanapo…
in Thai ผ้าเช็ดปาก, ผ้าอ้อม…
in German die Serviette, die Windel…
in Catalan tovalló…
in Japanese (食事用の)ナプキン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 餐巾, 餐巾纸…
in Indonesian serbet makan, popok…
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