Definition of pelmet in English:

pelmet

Syllabification: pel·met
Pronunciation: /ˈpelmət
 
/

noun

A narrow border of cloth or wood, fitted across the top of a door or window to conceal the curtain fittings.
More example sentences
  • Chinoiserie chandeliers and pelmets, fretwork cornices, and ‘India’ wallpaper further ornamented the room, creating a splendid and exotic gardenlike setting.
  • I've already binned the flamboyant curtain pelmets from two rooms and can't wait to get my hands on the oversized brown smoke-glass lamp shade with twiddly gold bits.
  • An archway leads through to the kitchen/dining room which has concealed pelmet lighting, white units at ground level, solid timber worktops and a stainless steel splashback.

Origin

early 20th century: probably an alteration of French palmette, literally 'small palm' (see palmette).

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