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Flannel vs. Velvet

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Main Difference

The main difference between Flannel and Velvet is that the Flannel is a soft woven fabric with a lightly napped surface and Velvet is a type of pile fabric

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  • Flannel (noun)

    A soft woven from wool, possibly combined with cotton or synthetic fibers.

    "With the weather turning colder, it was time to dig out our flannel sheets and nightclothes."

  • Flannel (noun)

    A washcloth.

  • Flannel (noun)

    A flannel shirt.

  • Flannel (noun)

    Soothing plausible untruth and half truth, claptrap - ''"Don't talk flannel" [http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/56/messages/708.html][http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-synonyms/claptrap][http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19971103]

  • Flannel (adjective)

    made of flannel

  • Flannel (verb)

    To rub with a flannel.

  • Flannel (verb)

    To wrap in flannel.

  • Flannel (verb)

    To flatter; to suck up to.

  • Velvet (noun)

    A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.

  • Velvet (noun)

    Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.

  • Velvet (noun)

    A female chinchilla; a sow.

  • Velvet (noun)

    The drug dextromethorphan.

  • Velvet (noun)

    Money acquired by gambling.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To cover with velvet or with a covering of a similar texture.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To remove the velvet from a deer's antlers.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To soften; to mitigate.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    Made of velvet.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    peaceful, carried out without violence; especially as pertaining to the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia.

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  • Flannel (noun)

    a kind of soft woven fabric, typically made of wool or cotton and slightly milled and raised

    "a check flannel shirt"

  • Flannel (noun)

    men's trousers made of flannel

    "he was dressed in a tweed jacket and grey flannels"

  • Flannel (noun)

    short for flannelette

  • Flannel (noun)

    a small piece of towelling used for washing oneself.

  • Flannel (noun)

    bland fluent talk indulged in to avoid addressing a difficult subject or situation directly

    "a simple admittance of ignorance was much to be preferred to any amount of flannel"

  • Flannel (verb)

    use bland fluent talk to avoid addressing a difficult subject or situation directly.

  • Velvet (noun)

    a closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side

    "an armchair covered in velvet"

    "red velvet curtains"

  • Velvet (noun)

    soft downy skin that covers a deer's antler while it is growing

    "the bucks are still in velvet"

    "a moose was rubbing the velvet from his antlers"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Flannel (noun)

    A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture.

  • Flannel (noun)

    a cotton fabric with a thick nap on one side, resembling flannel{1}; it is used, e. g. for underwear or sheets; also called flanellette.

  • Flannel (noun)

    garments made of flannel, especially underwear.

  • Flannel (noun)

    a washcloth.

  • Flannel (noun)

    humbug; nonsensical or evasive talk.

  • Flannel (noun)

    insincere flattery or praise.

  • Velvet (noun)

    A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back, or with other soft fibers such as nylon, acetate, or rayon.

  • Velvet (noun)

    The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth.

  • Velvet (noun)

    Something likened to velvet{1} in being soft or luxurious; as, a lawn of velvet.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    Made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To pain velvet.

  • Velvet

    To make like, or cover with, velvet.

Webster Dictionary
  • Flannel (noun)

    a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing

  • Flannel (noun)

    bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body

  • Flannel (noun)

    (usually in the plural) trousers

  • Velvet (noun)

    a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

  • Velvet (adjective)

    smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

  • Velvet (adjective)

    resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

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