- 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (fabric) franela (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [shirt/nightgown] de franelaExample sentences1.2
(flannels plural)(trousers) pantalón (masculine) de franela a pair of flannels unos pantalones de franelaExample sentences
- ‘You're probably not going to sell much heavy wool or heavy flannel fabric in south Texas,’ he said.
- Many parents prefer the cotton or flannel fabric because they are less expensive than silk sheets and are easier to clean.
- Consider earth tones of all kinds, and different kinds of fabrics like cotton flannel, faux leather, warm chenille, and luxurious velvet.
- So go crazy this fall because flannels, corduroys and tweeds are making a huge comeback.
- It's tonnes of fun, dancing and drinking cheap beer to frenzied mandolin picking while one of the vets oversees, clad in grey flannels, blazer, beret, and a strip of medals.
- Worn with a shirt in solid or pastel, or light stripes or checks and a subdued tie, this can go with flat front trousers or flannels.
- 2 countable/numerable(face flannel)(British English/inglés británico) toallita (feminine) ([ para lavarse ]) ≈ manopla (feminine)
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-ll-)
- (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], meter paja [colloquial/familiar], payar (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], chamullar (Chile) [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- Susan Kramer, Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Richmond Park, said: ‘Residents are fed up with flannelling.’
- He apologised for the situation and then flannelled on about ramping up production, being victims of their own success, and how they could manage the problem.
- Really I'm not saying this to flatter or flannel - this is absolutely unique.