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brocade

Syllabification: bro·cade
Pronunciation: /brəˈkād
 
/

Definition of brocade in English:

noun

A rich fabric, usually silk, woven with a raised pattern, typically with gold or silver thread: [as modifier]: a heavy brocade curtain
More example sentences
  • Robed in the Kumari's garb of scarlet brocade silk, with gold jewellery hanging heavy from her ears, arms and neck, she is then escorted to the audience room.
  • Alicia asked as she seated Fiera on the rich gold brocade sofa.
  • Clothed as the queen she is, she is resplendent in a new red silk and gold brocade sari, with so many garlands of fresh flowers around her neck that her placid face floats above them like the moon.

Origin

late 16th century: from Spanish and Portuguese brocado (influenced by French brocart), from Italian broccato, from brocco 'twisted thread'.

Derivatives

brocaded

1
adjective

brocading

2
noun

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