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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klawth, kloth]
    • /klɔθ, klɒθ/
    • /klɒθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawth, kloth]
    • /klɔθ, klɒθ/

Definitions of cloth word

  • variable noun cloth Cloth is fabric which is made by weaving or knitting a substance such as cotton, wool, silk, or nylon. Cloth is used especially for making clothes. 3
  • countable noun cloth A cloth is a piece of cloth which you use for a particular purpose, such as cleaning something or covering something. 3
  • singular noun cloth The cloth is sometimes used to refer to Christian priests and ministers. 3
  • noun cloth a fabric formed by weaving, felting, or knitting wool, cotton, etc 3
  • noun cloth (as modifier) 3
  • noun cloth a piece of such fabric used for a particular purpose, as for a dishcloth 3

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Origin of cloth

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English cloth, clath cloth, garment, Old English clāth; cognate with Dutch kleed, German Kleid

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Parts of speech for Cloth


cloth popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cloth usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cloth

noun cloth

  • material — the substance or substances of which a thing is made or composed: Stone is a durable material.
  • goods — morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious: a good man.
  • cotton — Cotton is a type of cloth made from soft fibres from a particular plant.
  • stuff — the material of which anything is made: a hard, crystalline stuff.
  • bolt — A bolt is a long metal object which screws into a nut and is used to fasten things together.

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