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pleated; pleating; pleats
: a fold in cloth made by doubling material over on itself
also : something resembling such a fold
Noun Her skirt has pleats at the waist.
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VerbPleat the front edge of the wrapper repeatedly, pinching the edge closed after each pleat until the entire dumpling is sealed. —People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2022 My grandmother could pleat pork dumplings with grace and speed. —New York Times, 18 May 2022 Her mom keeps making fun of her inability to pleat a dumpling. —Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 11 Aug. 2021 Though, if spring’s expressive prints and stand-out colors are more your mood, there’s a plissé style for that—from Cult Gaia’s voluminous peachy satin top to Julia Heuer’s wavy statement prints, which use the Japanese shibori technique to pleat. —Madeline Fass, Vogue, 26 Apr. 2021 Using hot water ensures thin wrappers that are simple to pleat, whether the dough is rolled into individual rounds or into a sheet for cutting out circles. —New York Times, 1 Feb. 2021 While most women in urban India and of the diaspora wear the sari in the familiar front-pleated style known as the Nivi drape, more than one hundred iterations exist across the country, many of which reveal the sari as a utilitarian garment. —Meara Sharma, Vogue, 30 Apr. 2019 Battle’s 100 percent cotton masks are washable, have filters sewn in and are pleated to improve breathability and safety. —Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 5 May 2020 With no sign the virus will be under control any time soon, surgical masks — the three-ply, pleated rectangles that typically sell for a few cents each — have become a political flashpoint across Asia. —Anthony Halpin, Bloomberg.com, 29 Apr. 2020
NounThe pants are perfectly roomy, have an inconspicuous elastic waistband (no waist-pinching button fastens here!), two front pockets, and a single front folded pleat. —Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 May 2022 The Ladylike Trench Get inspired with fresh updates like exaggerated shoulder lines, feminine collars, and refined pleat details. —Sara Holzman, Marie Claire, 12 May 2021 The contemporary bespoke curtains draw inspiration from elegant Euro pleat drapes, framing windows with sumptuous volume and tailored lines. —Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Feb. 2023 For the ladies who want to add a bougie touch to their closet, this dress has a clever addition in a large pleat of tangerine and white fabric. —Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 The Husbands take retains the original’s flared cut, inverted back pleat and open undersleeves. —Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 31 Jan. 2023 Liu and Simonds will face off while demonstrating how to prepare the wrappers and various folding techniques, such as the half-moon and the pleat. —Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Jan. 2023 Obama wore a $1,112 Palmer Harding Vegan Leather Jacket that had an exaggerated pleat and puffy sleeves. —Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 10 Dec. 2022 Each flower is made using three types of lace hand appliquéd onto the tulle and then pleated so that the flower motif is caught in the pleat. —Alix Strauss, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2022 See More
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