There are 2 main definitions of bafta in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːftə
(also baft)


[mass noun]
Coarse fabric, typically of cotton.
More example sentences
  • Cotton muslin,. i.e., a type of “gray baft”, or if affordable, some other higher quality cotton cloth can be used.
  • The exceptions were the white cotton cloth called baft and the off-white cloth that was called malti or mansuri or kham.
  • Poets of the Mughal durbar likened our muslins to baft hawa (woven air).


late 16th century: from Urdu, from Persian bāft 'textile', bāfta 'woven'.

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There are 2 main definitions of bafta in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbaftə
1The British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
1.1 [as noun] An award given each year by BAFTA for outstanding achievement in British film and television: three of the cast won Baftas
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  • I thought it would be like an awards ceremony like the Bafta's but it was nothing like that.
  • The scripts are then filmed and all the would-be comics are presented with a Dafta - Colin's version of the drama award, the Bafta.
  • She was nominated for Best Actress for Tomorrow La Scala at the Bafta and RTS awards in 2003.