Definition of parquetry in English:


Syllabification: par·quet·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈpärkitrē


  • Inlaid work of blocks of various woods arranged in a geometric pattern, especially for flooring or furniture.
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    • A low table - only calf-high - filled the center of the room; oak, it looked like, with parquetry designs inlaid in the surface.
    • Ramps on both sides drop to parquetry floored galleries that provide increased height for the display of QUT's impressive collection.
    • The floors, once covered with the finest parquetry, are unrecognisable, the blinds don't work, the light-bulbs drape from thin wires where lamps used to hang.

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