Definition of openwork in English:

openwork

Syllabification: o·pen·work
Pronunciation: /ˈōpənˌwərk
 
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noun

[usually as modifier]
Ornamental work in cloth, metal, leather, or other material with regular patterns of openings and holes.
More example sentences
  • It's used to create decorative openwork stitching on tightly woven fabrics such as linen and fine batiste.
  • Motifs that work better for paper embroidery include openwork designs, redwork and quilting motifs.
  • She offered a more varied needlework curriculum of plain work, marking, openwork, and embroidery along with reading and writing.

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