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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [felt]
    • /fɛlt/
    • /felt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [felt]
    • /fɛlt/

Definitions of felt word

  • verb felt simple past tense and past participle of feel. 1
  • noun felt a quality of an object that is perceived by feeling or touching: the soft feel of cotton. 1
  • noun felt a sensation of something felt; a vague mental impression or feeling: a feel of winter; a feel of sadness in the air. 1
  • noun felt the sense of touch: soft to the feel. 1
  • noun felt native ability or acquired sensitivity: to have a feel for what is right. 1
  • noun felt Informal. an act or instance of touching with the hand or fingers. 1

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Origin of felt

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Filz; see filter

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Felt


felt popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% 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".

felt usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for felt

noun felt

  • ectoderm — the outer germ layer in the embryo of a metazoan.
  • napery — table linen, as tablecloths or napkins.
  • coat — A coat is a piece of clothing with long sleeves which you wear over your other clothes when you go outside.
  • table linen — tablecloths, napkins, etc., used in setting a table.

adjective felt

  • witting — knowing; aware; conscious.
  • conscious — If you are conscious of something, you notice it or realize that it is happening.
  • on to — so as to be or remain supported by or suspended from: Put your package down on the table; Hang your coat on the hook.
  • supraliminal — being above the threshold of perception of a stimulus.

verb felt

  • mat — a dull or dead surface, often slightly roughened, as on metals, paint, paper, or glass.

Antonyms for felt

verb felt

  • overlooked — to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word.
  • gave — simple past tense of give.
  • released — to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go: to release a prisoner; to release someone from a debt.
  • disbelieved — Simple past tense and past participle of disbelieve.
  • disallowed — Forbidden.

Top questions with felt

  • where is gallbladder pain felt?
  • how to felt wool?
  • what does felt mean?

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