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American English: /ˈbətnˌhoʊl/
British English: /ˈbʌt(ə)nhəʊl/

Translation of buttonhole in Spanish:


  • 1 (Clothing)
    Example sentences
    • Details like workmanship, buttons, buttonholes, cuffs, and seams are usually good indicators of the item's quality and authenticity. where to find the goods
    • Make the samples on the same number of fabric and interfacing layers that are in the garment where the buttonholes are located.
    • On the center front of a garment, horizontal buttonholes are the most secure and help prevent the opening from gaping.
  • 2
    (British) (flower) boutonniere (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Brenda Fitzell and Lesley Irvine were thanked for the table flowers and birthday buttonholes.
    • A Shrivenham florist made a wedding at Cricklade a happy event by stepping in after a Swindon firm failed to deliver the bride's bouquet and 30 buttonholes for guests.
    • Both children received a special cup, as well as a posy of flowers for the princess and a buttonhole for the prince.

transitive verb

  • she buttonholed me on my way out
    me acorraló a la salida
    Example sentences
    • Around the adjacent display of scientifically-valuable spinning tops and dinosaur models stood a man buttonholing people to get signatures on a petition to save the place.
    • I've just spent the past hour or so buttonholing people wandering around and asking them what they think of the new products.
    • After that it takes Kernaghan a half-hour to get out of the hall as people keep buttonholing him.
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