Definition of pattern book in English:

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pattern book

Pronunciation: /ˈpadərn bo͝ok/


A book containing samples of patterns and designs of cloth or wallpaper.
Example sentences
  • To illustrate the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, the curator chose a pattern book of velvet samples published by Morris and Company in 1890.
  • Students could copy embroidery designs from a pattern book supplied by their teacher.
  • You can spend days thumbing through a pattern book estimating wallpaper materials.

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Syllabification: pat·tern book

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