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“mantelpiece” in British English

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mantelpiecenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmæn.təl.piːs/ us /ˈmæn.t̬əl.piːs/ US also mantel

a shelf above a fireplace, usually part of a frame that surrounds the fireplace:

She has photographs of all her grandchildren on the mantelpiece.

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

“mantelpiece” in American English

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mantelpiecenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmæn·təlˌpis/ short form mantel, /ˈmæn·təl/

a shelf above a fireplace, usually part of a frame that surrounds the fireplace

(Definition of “mantelpiece” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)