Share this entry

Share this page


Saltos de línea: sack|cloth
Pronunciación: /ˈsakklɒθ

Definición de sackcloth en inglés:


[mass noun]
A very coarse, rough fabric woven from flax or hemp.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Canvas is popular because it's light, rigid, yet elastic at the same time. Canvas can be made from sackcloth, cotton (most popular), synthetic, a combination of materials or even smooth linen.
  • The feel of the dark silk against his skin was welcome after the years of coarse sackcloth, and having the weight of the chains taken away lifted his spirits.
  • Initially attired in heavyweight fabrics, and sackcloth aprons - the sort of robust clothing necessary to withstand the rigour of their work - the girls were often criticised for their lack of femininity.
hessian, sacking, hopsack, hopsacking, burlap;
North American & Indian gunny;
East Indies tāt
historical poldavy, stramin, sugarsack


sackcloth and ashes

Used with allusion to the wearing of sackcloth and having ashes sprinkled on the head as a sign of penitence or mourning (Matt 11:21): they should, at least, be wearing sackcloth and ashes in token penance of the wrongs committed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Even Fischer, who has faced most criticism, has meekly put on sackcloth and ashes and done penitence.
  • We are the generation, along with our fathers and mothers, who put on the sackcloth and ashes, who wore the hair shirt, who stoically suffered penal taxes, who went without so that the future generations might have a better quality of life.
  • That debacle was quite some time ago - we can't wear sackcloth and ashes forever.

Palabras que riman con sackcloth


Definición de sackcloth en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día libretto
Pronunciación: lɪˈbrɛtəʊ
the text of an opera…