• IPA: /ˈflænəl/


  1. (uncountable) A soft cloth material woven from wool, possibly combined with cotton or synthetic fibers.
    With the weather turning colder, it was time to dig out our flannel sheets and nightclothes.
    • 2012, Tom Lamont, How Mumford & Sons became the biggest band in the world (in The Daily Telegraph, 15 November 2012)
      First singer and guitarist Marcus Mumford, wearing a black suit, then bassist Ted Dwane, in leather bomber and T-shirt. Next bearded banjo player Winston Marshall, his blue flannel shirt hanging loose, and pianist Ben Lovett, wrapped in a woollen coat.
  2. (New Zealand, British, countable) A washcloth.
  3. (US, countable) A flannel shirt.
  4. (slang) Soothing plausible untruth and half truth, claptrap - ''"Don't talk flannel"
Translations Adjective

flannel (not comparable)

  1. Made of flannel.
  • Russian: флане́левый

flannel (flannels, present participle flanneling; past and past participle flanneled)

  1. (transitive) To rub with a flannel.
  2. (transitive) To wrap in flannel.
  3. (transitive) To flatter; to suck up to.

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