Yarn vs Crewel - What's the difference?

yarn | crewel |


As nouns the difference between yarn and crewel

is that yarn is (uncountable) a twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving while crewel is worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.

As a verb yarn

is to tell a story.

yarn

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.
  • (nautical) Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.
  • (countable) A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.
  • * , chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=I told him about everything I could think of; and what I couldn't think of he did. He asked about six questions during my yarn , but every question had a point to it. At the end he bowed and thanked me once more. As a thanker he was main-truck high; I never see anybody so polite.}}

    Synonyms

    * (story or tale) story, tale

    Derived terms

    * yarn-beam * yarn-spinner * yarnwindle

    See also

    * hank * twine

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to tell a story
  • Derived terms

    * yarner

    Anagrams

    * *

    crewel

    English

    Alternative forms

    * cruel

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.