Definition of lapel in English:


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Pronunciation: /ləˈpɛl


  • The part on each side of a coat or jacket immediately below the collar which is folded back on either side of the front opening.
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    • For men, the geometry of jacket lapels, shoulder pads and waist tapering emphasize the strong upper body of a male.
    • The finely tailored jacket featured wide lapels and side belt with turn-ups prominent on the classic cut pants.
    • He tugged at the front lapel of his suit jacket and pulled it to his nose.



[in combination]: a narrow-lapelled suit


mid 17th century: diminutive of lap1.

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