Definition of fancywork in English:


Syllabification: fan·cy·work
Pronunciation: /ˈfansēˌwərk


  • Ornamental needlework, crochet, or knitting, as opposed to plain or purely functional stitches.
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    • Tatting as a fashionable fancy work was introduced to London as far back as 1850.
    • The D'Oyley is one of several vintage crochet doily patterns from The Lady's Album of Fancy Work.

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