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pleat

 
pronunciation:
plit
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a flat, even fold that is sewn or pressed in cloth.
She bought a fancy dress with many pleats.
similar words:
fold, ruffle, tuck
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pleats, pleating, pleated
definition: to make pleats in.
Grandmother pleated the curtains for the living room windows.
derivation: pleatless (adj.)