There are 2 definitions of arras in English:


Syllabification: ar·ras
Pronunciation: /ˈarəs


A rich tapestry, typically hung on the walls of a room or used to conceal an alcove.
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  • Polonius reports that he will spy on Hamlet's visit to Queen Gertrude by stowing himself behind an arras in her bedroom.
  • Spying behind an arras, Polonius perceives Gertrude's danger and cries for help.
  • Polonius hides behind an arras and yelps when Hamlet's rage endangers the Queen.


late Middle English (originally denoting the fabric itself): named after the French town of Arras.

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Pronunciation: ˈdɪŋkəm
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There are 2 definitions of arras in English:


Syllabification: Ar·ras
Pronunciation: /äˈräs, ˈarəs
A town in northeastern France; population 43,663 (2006). In medieval times, it was a center for the manufacture of tapestries.

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