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man·tel

mantel

 
pronunciation:
maen tl
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a frame around the sides and top of a fireplace.
definition 2: a shelf at the top of a fireplace; mantelpiece.
Homophone Note
The words mantel and mantle sound alike but have different meanings. To learn why it's safer to have a mantel over the fire than a mantle, look up mantle.