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towelnoun [C]

uk   /taʊəl/  us   /taʊəl/
A2 a ​piece of ​cloth or ​paper used for ​drying someone or something that is ​wet: She came ​downstairs after her ​shower, ​wrapped in a towel. He used a paper towel to ​mop up the ​spill.

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towelverb [T]

uk   /taʊəl/  us   /taʊəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
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towelnoun [C]

 us   /tɑʊ·əl, tɑʊl/
a usually ​rectangularpiece 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 ​hairdry.
(Definition of towel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “towel”
in Korean 수건…
in Arabic فوطة, مِنْشَفة…
in Malaysian tuala…
in French serviette, torchon…
in Russian полотенце…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毛巾, 紙巾…
in Italian asciugamano…
in Turkish havlu…
in Polish ręcznik…
in Spanish toalla, paño…
in Vietnamese khăn…
in Portuguese toalha…
in Thai ผ้าขนหนู…
in German das Handtuch…
in Catalan tovallola…
in Japanese タオル, 手ぬぐい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毛巾, 纸巾…
in Indonesian handuk…
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