Fibre - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfaɪbər|  American pronunciation of the word fibre
Brit.  |ˈfʌɪbə|  British pronunciation of the word fibre

noun

- a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn (syn: fiber)
- any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber) (syn: fiber)
- the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions (syn: character, fiber)
- a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth (syn: fiber)

Examples

Fruit and vegetables are high in fibre content.

Nylon is a man-made fibre.

The experience of life had toughened the fibre of thought.

He wanted her with every fibre of his being.

It isn't just lack of moral fibre (=lack of the emotional strength to do what you believe is right) which leads to a rising divorce rate.

Word forms

noun
singular: fibre
plural: fibres
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