Definition of cheesecloth in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHēzˌklôTH/


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.

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Syllabification: cheese·cloth

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