mantelpiece

noun

man·​tel·​piece ˈman-tᵊl-ˌpēs How to pronounce mantelpiece (audio)
1
: a mantel with its side elements
2

Examples of mantelpiece in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mantelpiece was in 1660

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“Mantelpiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantelpiece. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

mantelpiece

noun
man·​tel·​piece -ˌpēs How to pronounce mantelpiece (audio)
1
: a mantel with its side elements
2
: the shelf of a mantel

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