Definition of 'handkerchief'
Example sentences containing 'handkerchief'
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He said it was a sweaty performance with handkerchief in full use. Christianity Today (2000)The proper thing is a generously sized linen handkerchief. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It contained a dozen small white handkerchiefs. A Little Princess (1905)The way you did that trick with the silk handkerchief. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)Meanwhile cotton or linen handkerchiefs are so last century. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He mopped at them clumsily with a huge white handkerchief. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He removed his glasses and began polishing the lenses with a white silk handkerchief. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The red handkerchief will now change to blue. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)Adding detail with a silk pocket handkerchief edges it. The Sun (2014)The Frenchman was wearing a knotted white handkerchief on his head to protect him from the sun. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It conjures up images of Blackpool and knotted handkerchiefs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There you are -- a white handkerchief and there are the spots. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)He wore a red handkerchief on his face, covering his mouth and nose. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Women fought over his silk handkerchiefs and velvet gloves, ripping them to shreds in hysteria. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Mrs How bought a silk handkerchief of him also. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)Other useful pieces of kit include a piece of red cloth or handkerchief to tie to the top of your aerial to aid rescuers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A chain of white handkerchiefs has been strung along part of the former frontier. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The young might do well to tie a handkerchief over the rear-view mirror and just get on with it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She wore a red handkerchief round her head and a peaked cap on top of that to increase her air of being intolerant of nonsense. Somewhere East of Life (1994)Item: four white linen handkerchiefs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He's been there, done it and used the handkerchief. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I flourished my white handkerchief. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)
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Translations for 'handkerchief'
British English: handkerchief /ˈhæŋkətʃɪf; -tʃiːf/ NOUN
A handkerchief is a small square of fabric which you use for blowing your nose.
- American English: handkerchief
- Arabic: مِنْدِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: lenço
- Chinese: 手绢
- Croatian: rupčić
- Czech: kapesník
- Danish: lommetørklæde
- Dutch: zakdoek
- European Spanish: pañuelo
- Finnish: nenäliina
- French: mouchoir
- German: Taschentuch
- Greek: μαντήλι
- Italian: fazzoletto
- Japanese: ハンカチ
- Korean: 손수건
- Norwegian: lommetørkle
- Polish: chusteczka
- European Portuguese: lenço
- Romanian: batistă
- Russian: носовой платок
- Spanish: pañuelo
- Swedish: näsduk
- Thai: ผ้าเช็ดหน้า
- Turkish: mendil
- Ukrainian: хусточка
- Vietnamese: khăn mùi xoa
Definition of handkerchief from the Collins English Dictionary
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