Definition of pleat in English:

pleat

Line breaks: pleat
Pronunciation: /pliːt
 
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noun

A double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth, held by stitching the top or side.
More 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.
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verb

[with object] Back to top  
Fold into pleats: (as adjective pleated) a short pleated skirt
More 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.
Synonyms
fold, tuck, crease, gather, pucker, crimp
rare plicate

Origin

late Middle English: a variant of plait. The written form of the word became obsolete between circa1700 and the end of the 19th century.

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