Plait - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plæt|  American pronunciation of the word plait
Brit.  |plat|  British pronunciation of the word plait

noun

- a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair (syn: braid, tress, twist)
- any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape (syn: pleat)

verb

- make by braiding or interlacing (syn: braid, lace)
- weave into plaits

Examples

She wore her hair in plaits.

...she wore a plait down her back that reached her waist...

My mum taught me how to plait my own hair.

...plaited the doll's hair so it wouldn't tangle...

She plaited her hair hurriedly.

Jenni wore her hair in plaits.

Her long hair was coiled up in a plait at the top of her head.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: plait
he/she/it: plaits
present participle: plaiting
past tense: plaited
past participle: plaited
noun
singular: plait
plural: plaits
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