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
lapeledplay \lə-ˈpeld\ adjective
Examples of lapel in a Sentence
He wore a carnation in his lapel.
Recent Examples of lapel from the Web
The front lapel of a square monochrome jacket was cut to evoke Cubism — the side of a guitar, alongside a panel featuring a musical score.
In the photo, Ferrara sports a black, two-button, notch lapel tuxedo, shirt, and bowtie (all by Ermenegildo Zegna Made to Measure) while his blushing bride dons a strapless white wedding gown and veil.
The upside-down lapel pin Less than a month into the job, word leaked that Trump wasn't particularly happy with the job Spicer was doing.
Seniors walked in wearing maroon robes with girls carrying yellow roses and yellow roses in the boys lapels.
Falcone wears chunky glasses, a dark suit with faint checks and peak lapels, and an open-necked white shirt, which exposes a medallion hanging from a strap.
Dash and lapel camera video shows the late-night traffic stop on Jan. 30 in Espanola.
His lapels might have been a little wider than taste would have dictated.
Tom Stock and Buddy Lewis set up shop at a different crop of folding tables, selling old newspapers with historic headlines, a collection of lapel pins attached to denim and some books.
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Origin and Etymology of lapel
diminutive of 1lap
First Known Use: 1789See Words from the same year
LAPEL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of lapel for Students
: the fold of the front of a coat or jacket below the collar
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