Meaning of “underlay” in the English Dictionary

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"underlay" in British English

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underlaynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʌn.də.leɪ/ us /ˈʌn.dɚ.leɪ/

thick material put between a carpet and the floor for extra comfort and to protect the carpet

a layer of material that lies under another one, especially when it can be seen through the top layer:

The dress was black lace with a blue underlay showing through.

(Definition of “underlay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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