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noun mantle pronunciation in American English /ˈmænt(ə)l/
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singularmantle
pluralmantles

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  1. 1
    [singular] the authority or responsibility connected with someones position, duties, or beliefs
    take on/assume the mantle of someone/something:

    Edwards took on the mantle of team captain this year.

  2. 3
    [countable] mainly literary something that covers, hides, or surrounds something else

    a mantle of darkness

    a mantle of snow/mist

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