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cheesecloth Syllabification: cheese·cloth
Pronunciation: /ˈCHēzˌklôTH/

Definition of cheesecloth in English:

noun

Thin, loosely woven cloth of cotton, used originally for making and wrapping cheese.
Example sentences
  • You'll also need cheesecloth to protect food from insects and birds.
  • Gauze is a sheer, lightly woven fabric similar to cheesecloth.
  • Looser weaves, such as cheesecloth, offer considerably less protection.

Words that rhyme with cheesecloth

tablecloth • facecloth

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