Definition of Valenciennes in English:

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Valenciennes

Pronunciation: /vəˌlensēˈen/ /ˌvalən-/

noun

A type of bobbin lace.
Example sentences
  • The lace is really handmade Valenciennes.
  • By the 19th century Valenciennes lace could be made by machine.

Origin

Named after a town in northeastern France, where it was made in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Syllabification: Va·len·ci·ennes

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