Pleat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pliːt|  American pronunciation of the word pleat
Brit.  |pliːt|  British pronunciation of the word pleat

noun

- any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape (syn: plait)

verb

- pleat or gather into a ruffle (syn: ruffle)
- fold into pleats (syn: plicate)

Examples

Her skirt has pleats at the waist.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: pleat
he/she/it: pleats
present participle: pleating
past tense: pleated
past participle: pleated
noun
singular: pleat
plural: pleats
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