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mantel

man·tel (man·tle)

mantel (mantle)

 
pronunciation:
maen tl
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a frame, usu. decorative, around the sides and top of a fireplace.
definition 2: a shelf at the top of a fireplace; mantelpiece.
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Homophone Note
The words mantel and mantle sound alike but have different meanings. To learn why it's safer to have a mantel over the fire than a mantle, look up mantle.