flan·​nel·​ette | \ ˌfla-nə-ˈlet How to pronounce flannelette (audio) \

Definition of flannelette

: a lightweight cotton flannel

Examples of flannelette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two pairs of flannelette pajamas, one red and one yellow, are tangled in a heap with the sheets. Sophie Calle, Harper's Magazine, 16 Feb. 2011 But insulation value declines greatly when fabrics are damp; for wet cotton flannelette, the heat loss is greater than when the [skin] has no cover at all. Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2020 Working-class homes relied on open fire for both heating and cooking, and typical cramped quarters meant kids in their cozy flannelette pajamas were usually no more than a few feet from open flame. Serah-marie Mcmahon, Teen Vogue, 12 Apr. 2019 Over a five-year period, 1,816 children caught fire and died in flannelette in England alone. Serah-marie Mcmahon, Teen Vogue, 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of flannelette

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flannelette was circa 1882

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11 Oct 2021

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“Flannelette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flannelette. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flannelette

: a light and soft cotton cloth


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