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Meaning of "wet blanket" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WET BLANKET

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WET BLANKET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wet blanket is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WET BLANKET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wet blanket in the English dictionary

The definition of wet blanket in the dictionary is a person whose low spirits or lack of enthusiasm have a depressing effect on others.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WET BLANKET

wet
wet AMD
wet bar
wet behind the ears
wet cell
wet chinook
wet dock
wet dream
wet fish
wet fly
wet look
wet nurse
wet one´s whistle
wet pack
wet room
wet rot
wet shave
wet steam
wet suit
wet wipe

WORDS THAT END LIKE WET BLANKET

banket
blanket
born on the wrong side of the blanket
comfort blanket
electric blanket
fire blanket
Hudson´s Bay blanket
junket
offset blanket
overblanket
Plunket
security blanket
space blanket
sunket
thermal blanket
trinket
underblanket

Synonyms and antonyms of wet blanket in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wet blanket» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WET BLANKET

Find out the translation of wet blanket to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wet blanket from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wet blanket» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

扫兴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aguafiestas
570 millions of speakers

English

wet blanket
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गीला कंबल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بطانية مبللة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

влажным одеялом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cobertor molhado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভেজা কম্বল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rabat-joie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

selimut basah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spaßverderber
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ぬれた毛布
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

젖은 담요
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kemul weteng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người phá đám
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈர போர்வை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओले कांबी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mızıkçı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

guastafeste
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mokry koc
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вологим ковдрою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pătură udă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υγρή κουβέρτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nat kombers
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

våt filt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vått teppe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wet blanket

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WET BLANKET»

The term «wet blanket» is regularly used and occupies the 83.227 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WET BLANKET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wet blanket» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wet blanket» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wet blanket

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WET BLANKET»

Discover the use of wet blanket in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wet blanket and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Meaning and Humour
He seemed a bit of a wet blanket." Last was Conservative Mark Bisho a lad on the track and a bit of a wet blanket off it, at least publicly. Issue Minister David Hamill proved a wet blanket on a visit to Canberra last week — around them. who  ...
Andrew Goatly, 2012
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Are You Thinking of Buying a Horse?
Never leave a wet blanket on a horse and never blanket a wet horse, as the blanket will hold the dampness and cold next to his skin and you could wind up with a very sick horse. Introduce the blanket or sheet to your horse by allowing 86  ...
Carol J. Donaldson, 2005
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Practical Heating Technology
These materials are much lighter, so the chamber is less expensive for the manufacturer to ship and handle. Often a combustion chamber must be repaired. A soft, wet blanket-type material can be used to repair many combustion chambers.
Bill Johnson, Kevin Standiford, 2008
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Fundamentals of Nursing: Content Review Plus Practice Questions
(3) Replace the dry blanket with the fan-folded wet blanket. Starting at the neck, move the dry blanket down while unfolding the fanfolded wet blanket until the patient is completely covered from the neck to the feet with the wet blanket. (4) Wash ...
Patricia M Nugent, Barbara A Vitale, 2013
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A Wet Blanket
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Margery S. Clark, 2010
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Think and Grow Fit: A Rational Person's Guide to Getting Fit ...
If you are rolling your eyes right now, you are a wet blanket. A wet blanket is what you put on a flame the size of a small campfire to kill it. Clearly it's not big enough to quench a blazing forest, but it will work on the standard hand-warmer variety ...
Mark Clemens, 2010
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The gouty philosopher; or, The opinions, whims, and ...
Were it not for the wet blanket under the expert and graceful manipulation of those who thoroughly understand its virtues, a high state of civilization would be impossible ; gents would lord it over gentlemen, and braggarts and bullies over ...
Charles Mackay, 1864
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Zone Reflex
According to order, or as may be needed, an ice bag wrapped in a compress cloth is placed over the heart under the wet blanket. 12. Continue the pack 30 minutes unless otherwise ordered. 13. Remove from the pack one part at a time with a ...
Joe S. Riley, W. E. Daglish, 1996
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
To be a wet blanket (APP 31; MP 55) 1830 so completely was "the wet blanket" spread over the masqueraders. (I, 37) Angelo, Henry. The Reminiscences of Henry Angelo, 2 vols. London: 1830, 1904; rpt. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
A wet blanket. A discouragement : a marplot or spoil-sport. A person is a wet blanket who discourages a proposed scheme. " Treated with a wet blanket," discouraged. " A wet blanket influence." etc. A wet blanket is used to smother fire, or to ...
Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WET BLANKET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wet blanket is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bernie Sanders Says 'Real' Unemployment Rate Is Actually 10.5 …
That dose of reality is like a wet blanket on President Obama's recent claims that the economy is improving. “This is progress,” Obama said of the most recent ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
2
Will Rahul throw wet blanket on monsoon session?
CCongress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi could be the only man standing between a monsoon session of Parliament that the Narendra Modi government could ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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NJ a wet blanket for seaplanes
N.J. a wet blanket for seaplanes. June 28, 2015, 10:07 PM Last updated: Monday, June 29, 2015, 4:51 PM. By CHRISTOPHER MAAG. Staff Writer |. The Record. «NorthJersey.com, Jun 15»
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Wet Blanket. // Depressing Scenes From This Weekend's Hugely …
The first-ever Dallas Music District Festival was supposed to be a celebration. It mostly ended up being a shit show. The road to this hell was paved with good ... «Central Track, May 15»
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Explained: Wet blanket
Explained: Wet blanket. Unseasonal rain in large parts of north, west and central India since early this month brought a grim prognosis for farmers. «The Indian Express, Mar 15»
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'Don't be a wet blanket...try and have a laugh': John Laws mocks an …
During the interview on Thursday morning Mr Laws called the elderly man - known as Brian - a 'wet blanket' and suggested he should 'go to the pub and have a ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
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Movie review: Will Smith and Margot Robbie throw a wet blanket into …
The trouble with movies about "The Big Con" is that they condition us to not believe anything we see up on screen - relationships, who is conning whom, deaths, ... «Wyoming Tribune, Feb 15»
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Movie review: Smith and Robbie throw a wet blanket into “Focus”
Movie review: Smith and Robbie throw a wet blanket into “Focus”. Saved ... Movie review Smith and Robbie throw a wet blanket into “Focus”. » × Close Ad ... «Daily Herald, Feb 15»
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CNN Throws Wet Blanket On Hugh Hewitt Being A Presidential …
This is what happens when two entities working together fail to communicate before the press release goes out. Egos get bruised. Reporters' cell phones and ... «Daily Caller, Feb 15»
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Dry campus a wet blanket
Columbia proudly touts itself as a “dry campus”—drinking, possessing or distributing alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored events ... «The Columbiachronicle, Feb 15»

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