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guilloche Syllabification: guil·loche
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlōSH/

Definition of guilloche in English:


Architectural ornamentation resembling braided or interlaced ribbons.
Example sentences
  • In the carpet a foliate guilloche border replaced the geometric, more architectural guilloche border of the drawing.
  • In addition, the decoration incorporates translucent, opaque, guilloche, and champleve enamels as well as a garland of cast-gold and enameled flowers.
  • Registers of incised lotus chains, guilloche, and wave patterns, separated by sets of ridges, decorate the surface of the Azoria piece.


Mid 19th century: from French guillochis, denoting the ornamentation, or guilloche, a carving tool.

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