Examples of handkerchief in a Sentence
tied a handkerchief around her head and set about cleaning out the dust-covered attic
usually dries her hands on her handkerchief when there are no towels available
Recent Examples of handkerchief from the Web
Singing songs.... Black shorts, mustard-brown shirts, handkerchiefs tied around their necks with leather rings. Armbands.
Seeking to rest their eyes for a moment, visitors might turn their heads — only to be confronted with the Doge’s Palace, which resembles a really big lace handkerchief made from pink and white marble.
From colorful handkerchiefs and pride flag pins to patchwork denim shorts and rainbow socks, there’s something to suit every taste.
Will this be the summer of the men's hair handkerchief?
The threads are impossible to disentangle, but the constant glimpses of them make fools of us all, like an audience at a magic show in which the curtains and handkerchiefs aren’t quite covering everything.
Radio and television announcements of the news brought hundreds of cars into 50th Street near the center of what was once a thriving international financial center, with arms waving white handkerchiefs out car windows.
With wavy hair and a dark mustache, Deford cut a dashing figure, draping his 6-foot-4 frame in stylish jackets, often with a vivid handkerchief stuffed in the breast pocket.
Rodriguez grabs a handkerchief and carries the steaming water to the cement staircase to cool.
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First Known Use of handkerchief
HANDKERCHIEF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handkerchief for English Language Learners
: a small cloth used for wiping your face, nose, or eyes
HANDKERCHIEF Defined for Kids
Definition of handkerchief for Students
: a small usually square piece of cloth used for wiping the face, nose, or eyes
Headscratcher for handkerchief
The “d” in handkerchief is silent, but you can remember that it's there because you can hold a handkerchief in your hand.
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