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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fel-ting]
    • /ˈfɛl tɪŋ/
    • /ˈfɛltɪŋ /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fel-ting]
    • /ˈfɛl tɪŋ/

Definitions of felting word

  • noun felting a nonwoven fabric of wool, fur, or hair, matted together by heat, moisture, and great pressure. 1
  • noun felting any article made of this material, as a hat. 1
  • noun felting any matted fabric or material, as a mat of asbestos fibers, rags, or old paper, used for insulation and in construction. 1
  • verb felting simple past tense and past participle of feel. 1
  • adjective felting pertaining to or made of felt. 1
  • verb with object felting to make into felt; mat or press together. 1

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Origin of felting

First appearance:

before 1680
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1680-90; felt2 + -ing1

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Parts of speech for Felting


felting popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for felting

verb felting

  • dishevel — to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing.
  • twine — a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together.
  • twist — to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine.
  • snarl — to become tangled; get into a tangle.
  • braid — Braid is a narrow piece of decorated cloth or twisted threads, which is used to decorate clothes or curtains.

Antonyms for felting

verb felting

  • untangle — to bring out of a tangled state; disentangle; unsnarl.
  • straighten — make straight
  • untwist — to untangle
  • uncomplicate — to make complex, intricate, involved, or difficult: His recovery from the operation was complicated by an allergic reaction.

Top questions with felting

  • how to needle felting?
  • what is felting?
  • what is needle felting?
  • where to buy felting wool?

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