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man·tle

mantle

 
pronunciation:
maen tl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the layer of the earth that lies between the crust and the core. The crust is the top layer of the earth--the layer we live on. The core is the center of our earth. The mantle is very thick and makes up most of the entire planet.
Parts of the mantle are solid, while other parts are actually made up of slow-moving liquid.
definition 2: a full, sleeveless cloak.
The queen wore a red mantle trimmed with fur.
synonyms:
cape, cloak
similar words:
robe, shawl, tunic
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The words mantle and mantel sound alike but have different meanings.
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