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Definition of "yarn" []

  • A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic material, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting. (noun)
  • Informal A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale. (noun)
  • Informal To tell an entertaining tale or series of tales. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "yarn" in a sentence
  • "I think the yarn is a lovely shade that should look good on you."
  • "I don't love pink at all, but even I have to say that this yarn is a very pretty shade of pink."
  • "This yarn is a little harsher than some other sock yarns too, but I liked the colors."