Definition of mantel in English:


Line breaks: man¦tel
Pronunciation: /ˈmant(ə)l
(also mantle)


  • A mantelpiece or mantelshelf.
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    • Grouped on window sills or mantels, in forcing jars of crystal, cobalt, amethyst or green-colored glass, hyacinths enhance the holiday mood.
    • In addition, the house features cast-concrete counters, sinks, wall tiles, mantels, windowsills, and patio tiles that Rosenblatt designed and cast on site.
    • Group them under your tree, on mantels, and on windowsills.


mid 16th century: specialized use of mantle1.

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