• (America) IPA: /klɔθ/, enPR: klôth
  • (cot-caught, Canada) IPA: /klɑθ/, enPR: klŏth
  • (RP) IPA: /klɒθ/, enPR: klŏth
    • (Conservative RP) IPA: /klɔːθ/, enPR: klôth
  • (obsolete) IPA: /kloʊθ/, enPR: klōth


  1. (countable, uncountable) A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.
  2. (countable) A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.
  3. (metaphoric) Substance or essence; the whole of something complex.
  4. (metaphoric) Appearance; seeming.
  5. A form of attire that represents a particular profession or status.
  6. (in idioms) Priesthood, clergy.
    He is a respected man of the cloth.
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