Mantle vs. Mantel

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"Mantle" vs. "Mantel" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

They are homophones. However, 'mantle' refers to the structure around the fireplace, while, 'mantel' refers to a clothing item that is like a robe.

Differences

'Mantel' refers to the frame around the fireplace, whereas, 'mantle' is a clothing item that covers the body like a robe. Look at the examples below:

There are some family pictures on the mantel.

There was blood over the mantel.

Similarities

They only have similar pronunciations.

Are They Interchangeable?

'Mantel' refers to the frame around the fireplace, while, 'mantle' is a clothing item similar to a robe. So, they cannot be used interchangeably. Compare:

✓ There was blood over the mantel.

X There was blood over the mantle.

As you can see, this sentence makes no sense.

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