noun flan·nel \ˈfla-nəl\

: a soft cloth made of wool or cotton

flannels : pants made of flannel

: foolish or meaningless words

Full Definition of FLANNEL

a :  a soft twilled wool or worsted fabric with a loose texture and a slightly napped surface
b :  a napped cotton fabric of soft yarns simulating the texture of wool flannel
c :  a stout cotton fabric usually napped on one side
a :  flannel underwear
b :  outer garments of flannel; especially :  men's trousers
British :  washcloth
British :  flattering or evasive talk; also :  nonsense, rubbish
flannel adjective
flan·nel·ly \-nəl-ē\ adjective

Examples of FLANNEL

  1. shirts made of bright-colored flannel
  2. He wore a dark blazer and gray flannels.

Origin of FLANNEL

Middle English flaunneol woolen cloth or garment
First Known Use: 1503

Rhymes with FLANNEL


Next Word in the Dictionary: flannel boardPrevious Word in the Dictionary: flankyAll Words Near: flannel
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears