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valancenoun [C]

uk   /ˈvæl.əns/  us   /ˈvæl.əns/
a ​shortpiece of ​material that ​hangs down, usually around the ​base of a ​bed
US (UK pelmet) a a ​narrowstrip of ​wood or ​cloth that is ​fixed above a ​window or ​door and ​hides the ​top of the ​curtains
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