Definition of macramé in English:


Syllabification: mac·ra·mé
Pronunciation: /ˈmakrəˌmā


  • 1The art of knotting cord or string in patterns to make decorative articles.
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    • The exhibition featured bobbin lace, patchwork and quilting, cross stitch, canvas work embroidery, macramé, and even miniature furniture.
    • You know something's a trend when the most fashionable street in Islington, north London, opens a knitting shop, whose classes are booked out weeks in advance and whose clientèle is more Miu Miu than macramé.
    • I mean, there are people on LJ who like macramé, for heaven's sake.
  • 1.1 [usually as modifier] Fabric or articles made by knotting cord in patterns.
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    • She caught his glance and smiled briefly, and looked back at Gertrude who was talking heatedly about embroidered doilies and macramé plant holders.
    • Erica Jong cannot, as far as we know, be held responsible for white spandex or macramé pot holders.
    • The rustic chair and stools, the country-style ceramic pig cookie-jar on the counter, and the macramé shade over the table all contribute to this feeling of casual comfort.


mid 19th century: French, from Turkish makrama 'tablecloth or towel', from Arabic miḳrama 'bedspread'.

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