Definition of Bargello in English:

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Bargello

Pronunciation: /bärˈjelō/ Pronunciation: /-ˈZHelō/
(also bargello)

noun

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A kind of embroidery, typically worked on upholstery fabrics, in stitch patterns suggestive of flames. Also called flame stitch.
Example sentences
  • The Bargello Stitch, also called the Florentine Stitch and the Flame Stitch, is a simple stitch to sew, but is used in a vast array of color patterns that have been used for centuries on chair seats, pillows, etc.
  • The Bargello stitch was also a popular canvaswork style since the Renaissance era until the early XVIIth century.
  • I really enjoy Bargello stitching but up to now have always used canvas and wool threads.

Origin

1940s: named after Bargello Palace, in Florence, Italy, which contains upholstered chairs with such embroidery.

Words that rhyme with Bargello

bellow, bordello, cello, Donatello, fellow, jello, martello, mellow, morello, niello, Novello, Pirandello, Portobello, Punchinello, Uccello, violoncello, yellow

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Syllabification: Bar·gel·lo

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