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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klohz-lahyn, klohth z-]
    • /ˈkloʊzˌlaɪn, ˈkloʊðz-/
    • /ˈkləʊðz.laɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohz-lahyn, klohth z-]
    • /ˈkloʊzˌlaɪn, ˈkloʊðz-/

Definitions of clothesline word

  • countable noun clothesline A clothesline is a thin rope on which you hang washing so that it can dry. 3
  • noun clothesline a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air 3
  • noun clothesline a rope or wire on which clothes, etc. are hung for drying or airing 3
  • noun clothesline a strong, narrow rope, cord, wire, etc., usually stretched between two poles, posts, or buildings, on which clean laundry is hung to dry. 1
  • noun clothesline A rope or wire on which washed clothes are hung to dry. 1
  • noun clothesline cord for hanging laundry to dry 1

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Origin of clothesline

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30; clothes + line1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Clothesline


clothesline popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

clothesline usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clothesline

noun clothesline

  • drama — a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, especially one intended to be acted on the stage; a play.
  • novel — Roman Law. an imperial enactment subsequent and supplementary to an imperial compilation and codification of authoritative legal materials. Usually, Novels. imperial enactments subsequent to the promulgation of Justinian's Code and supplementary to it: one of the four divisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
  • myth — a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
  • imagination — the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.
  • fable — a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; apologue: the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Aesop's fables.

Antonyms for clothesline

noun clothesline

  • reality — the state or quality of being real.
  • non-fiction — the branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry and drama).
  • truth — the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
  • silence — absence of any sound or noise; stillness.

Top questions with clothesline

  • how to build a clothesline?
  • how to make a clothesline?
  • how to hang a clothesline?
  • how to tie a clothesline?
  • how to install clothesline tightener?
  • how to hang a clothesline outdoors?
  • how to hang shirts on a clothesline?
  • how to hang t shirts on clothesline?
  • how to set up clothesline?
  • how to make an outdoor clothesline?
  • how to set up a clothesline?
  • how to install a clothesline post?
  • how to install clothesline post?
  • how to thread a clothesline?
  • how to make a retractable clothesline?

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