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
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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