There are 2 main definitions of felt in English:

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Pronunciation: /felt/


A kind of cloth made by rolling and pressing wool or another suitable textile accompanied by the application of moisture or heat, which causes the constituent fibers to mat together to create a smooth surface.
Example sentences
  • He was sitting on a bench in the congreso hut, and had put on his dark felt hat for the occasion.
  • It is a close-fitting red felt hat with a flattened top and a tassel worn to the side.
  • In all there are ten minute top hats of black silk plush and grey felt and one black felt bowler.


[with object]
1Make into felt; mat together: the wood fibers are shredded and felted together
More example sentences
  • Derived from cellulose fibers that are made into pulp and felted together, paper is one of the most common of man-made materials.
  • I thought about felting it, but I was not sure - your thoughts?
  • This was later felted over while the building was part of Ilkley College.
1.1Cover with felt: (as adjective felted) a felted roof
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  • This is the first time the roof has been felted and I hope this demonstrates my intention to bring the building back to life.
  • She said the Old Gallery, because of its once glazed roof which had been felted over, was a ‘very hard’ building to conserve.
  • It had a large playground and a flat felted roof which leaked.
1.2 [no object] Become matted: care must be taken in washing, or the wool will shrink and felt
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  • In my understanding, this kind of dyeing must be done with very hot water (on top of the stove), and you run a risk of the fabric felting, twisting, or shrinking.



Example sentences
  • She and I were taking a walk to the pond this morning when along the roadside I noticed a tree that still had some long felty pods hanging from it.
  • It's covered in a felty, white fluff, and it's difficult to resist touching it.
  • Because the fungus roots form a felty layer under the grass, the grass itself can't get the moisture it needs and the grass in the rings dies.


Old English; related to filter.

Words that rhyme with felt

belt, Celt, dealt, dwelt, gelt, knelt, melt, misdealt, pelt, Scheldt, smelt, spelt, svelte, veld, welt
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felt 2

Pronunciation: /felt/
Past and past participle of feel.
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