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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flan-l]
    • /ˈflæn l/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flan-l]
    • /ˈflæn l/

Definitions of flannelling word

  • noun flannelling a soft, slightly napped fabric of wool or wool and another fiber, used for trousers, jackets, shirts, etc. 1
  • noun flannelling a soft, warm, light fabric of cotton or cotton and another fiber, thickly napped on one side and used for sleepwear, undergarments, sheets, etc. 1
  • noun flannelling flannels. an outer garment, especially trousers, made of flannel. woolen undergarments. 1
  • noun flannelling British. a washcloth. Informal. nonsense; humbug; empty talk. Informal. flattery; insincere or overdone praise. 1
  • verb with object flannelling to cover or clothe with flannel. 1
  • verb with object flannelling to rub with flannel. 1

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Origin of flannelling

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English flaunneol, perhaps dissimilated variant of flanyn sackcloth < Welsh; compare Welsh gwlanen woolen article, equivalent to gwlân wool (akin to Latin lāna) + -en suffix denoting a single item (as a piece of a mass noun or singular of a collective plural)

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Parts of speech for Flannelling


flannelling popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% 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".

flannelling usage trend in Literature

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