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pleat
American English: /plit/
British English: /pliːt/

Translation of pleat in Spanish:

noun

  • (narrow, stitched)
    jareta (feminine) or (Southern Cone) alforza (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • It has a tailored collar with top button loop, hemmed sleeves, matte pearl buttons, a double-layer back yoke with pleats, left chest pocket and a clean-finish hem with side vents.
    • Finally, keep in mind that pants with no pleats or a single pleat are more flattering than multiple pleats.
    • The long-sleeve style has button-through sleeve plackets, adjustable cuffs and a back pleat.

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (skirt/material)
    (in wider folds)
    1.2
    also: pleated past participle
    (skirt)
    (with wider folds)
    Example sentences
    • My nana is tall, slim, and is in size 10 jeans, and she hates how pleated skirts look.
    • Her skirt was orange pleated, and barely covered the tops of her thighs.
    • She had a dark navy blue pleated skirt, a white t-shirt and yellow kneesocks on.

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