Definition of dishcloth in US English:

dishcloth

noun

  • A cloth for washing or drying dishes.

    • ‘Paper towels take the place of traditional dishcloths.’
    • ‘Debbie snatched a dishcloth from the sink and began wiping the counter.’
    • ‘It found that some vendors used dirty dishcloths to dry their cooking utensils or used one container of water to wash their hands and dirty dishes.’
    • ‘The fast food company has launched an investigation after a mother claimed she found a dirty dishcloth in a burger box.’
    • ‘It also recommends dishcloths be replaced with disposable paper towels where possible.’
    • ‘I spent little time at school because of my illness - but I can still weave a great basket and knit a good dishcloth!’
    • ‘Alfred picks up a dishcloth and wipes his hands.’
    • ‘Shape the dough into a ball, and leave to rise in the mixing bowl covered with a dishcloth for 1 hour.’
    • ‘She whirls into the room, waving what looks like an old dishcloth.’
    • ‘His eyes never left Stevens as he slowly and deliberately wiped his hands on the dishcloth.’
    • ‘Juices from these foods land on your countertops and you use sponges and dishcloths to clean up the bacteria.’
    • ‘‘Thanks,’ she muttered, using the dishcloth to wipe her nose again.’
    • ‘The marked reduction in bacterial numbers in sponges and dishcloths was particularly significant because these items are more likely to spread pathogens from food to kitchen surfaces.’
    • ‘Inside, Lewis was half-heartedly pretending to clean up, brushing things to one side with a dishcloth and humming tunelessly to himself.’
    • ‘She picked up the dishcloth and started to wipe the plates, stacking them in neat piles of 5.’
    • ‘The organism was isolated primarily from dishcloths and bathrooms.’
    • ‘Use a soft dishcloth and a drop of mild detergent.’
    • ‘She recommended that I rinse my dishcloths in cold water after use.’
    • ‘I will knit my own dishcloths, curtains, and rugs.’
    • ‘We pass rubber trees with coconut shells collecting the sticky sap, and washing lines with sheets of rubber hanging up like old dishcloths.’
    rag, floorcloth, wipe, sponge, duster
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Pronunciation

dishcloth

/ˈdɪʃˌklɔθ//ˈdiSHˌklôTH/