lapel

noun la·pel \ lə-ˈpel \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of lapel

: the part of a garment that is turned back; specifically : the fold of the front of a coat that is usually a continuation of the collar

lapelled

or lapeled play \lə-ˈpeld\ adjective

Examples of lapel in a Sentence

  1. He wore a carnation in his lapel.

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Origin and Etymology of lapel

diminutive of 1lap


LAPEL Defined for English Language Learners

lapel

noun

Definition of lapel for English Language Learners

  • : either one of the two folds of fabric that are below the collar on the front of a coat or jacket


LAPEL Defined for Kids

lapel

noun la·pel \ lə-ˈpel \

Definition of lapel for Students

: the fold of the front of a coat or jacket below the collar


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