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  1. felted material, either woven or felt fabric.

  2. the act or process of making felt.

  1. the materials of which felt is made.

Origin of felting

First recorded in 1680–90; felt2 + -ing1

Words Nearby felting

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How to use felting in a sentence

  • The fiber is short in staple, possesses good felting properties, and is strong and elastic.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • The fleece of this breed is fine, strong, elastic, and of good color; it also possesses a high felting power.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Fulling is similar to felting, the principal object of each being to condense the fibers, thereby increasing the firmness.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • A few familiar facts dependent upon this inherent felting quality of hair will aid the illustration.

  • Venetian cloth has not so much felting as broadcloth; it shows the weave more, but has the same lustrous finish.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley

British Dictionary definitions for felting


/ (ˈfɛltɪŋ) /

  1. felted material; felt

  2. the process of making felt

  1. materials for making felt

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