from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soft cotton fabric with a nap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of soft, woven fabric, made to imitate flannel by raising or brushing the fibers in the weft. Frequently used in sleepwear, pillows, and bedding.
  • n. Something made from this fabric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cotton imitation of flannel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cotton fabric imitating flannel


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  • She had on his flannelette pajamas, her hair was standing on end, she was on the floor propped up by pillows and the TV was up as high as the remote would take it.


  • There's no word on when the Brits began to make their pj's out of tartan flannelette, but you can be sure that the Victorians will have approved of the entirely sexless, shapeless garments that left much to the imagination.

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  • In other words, if you are the owner of a regular pair of flannelette or cotton pj's (and I have nothing against these, particularly those at Toast, £ 55), then don't go to bed with them done up to the last button; leave the top undone and wear a cute vest underneath, like Gap's cashmere shell ( £ 49.50) in camel, gray or rose.

    What Not to Wear in Bed

  • A cache of shells nestles in the flannelette next to the gun, rolling back and forth with each deep breath he takes.

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  • Can you imagine dying for a bit of flannelette sheet?

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  • I love flannel, it reminds me of being small and having flannelette sheets on the bed in winter.

    Can we have some sunshine now please?

  • My brother used to carry round a scrap of flannelette sheet with him everywhere he went, he called it his 'ah'.

    Can we have some sunshine now please?

  • Maureen Lipman has written a great piece on the book and on the late, great Linda's consummate skill, being funny without being nasty, "the talons gloved as they were in softest pink flannelette"

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  • Come to think of it, I don't think my DH wore ANY of his flannelette shirts this Winter.

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  • Yesterday I put flannelette sheets and the winter duvet doona on the bed, and put all my summer clothes away into storage.

    Archive 2006-04-01


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