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tumble dryer Line breaks: tum¦ble dryer
Pronunciation: /ˌtʌmbəl ˈdrʌɪə/

Definition of tumble dryer in English:


A machine that dries washed clothes by spinning them in hot air inside a rotating drum.
Example sentences
  • Heating is by electric storage units and each house has a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a microwave.
  • You have to put all your clothes into an electricity-eating tumble drier instead of letting them dry naturally in the fresh air.
  • It seems the filter fell off the back of the tumble dryer's drum.


Pronunciation: /tʌmb(ə)lˈdrʌɪ/
Example sentences
  • I thought they were a bit tight when I put them on, but then they always are after I've washed and tumble-dried them.
  • The bedding can be washed in a washing machine and tumble-dried, if necessary.
  • I wash and tumble-dry everything over the weekend.
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