- Ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are sewn or stuck on to a larger piece to form a picture or pattern: [as modifier]: appliqué table linenMore example sentences
- The sharp points are fine enough for lace, cutwork, appliqué, tailoring and hand needlework.
- Throughout 2004 appliqué and embroidery on clothes and fabrics will be much stronger and more extravagant, yet remain dignified.
- The islands are known for a textile art called tivaevae, practiced by women, which combines appliqué and embroidery.
verb (appliqués, appliquéing, appliquéd)[with object] (usually be appliquéd with) Back to top
- Sew or stick pieces of fabric on to (a garment or larger piece of fabric) to form pictures or patterns: the coat is appliquéd with exotic-looking cloth (as adjective appliquéd) 19th-century appliquéd silksMore example sentences
- They are made out of felted wool scraps that are appliquéd with a blanket stitch to a wool background.
- As they were repaired, many were appliquéd with coffins, labelled with the names of departed family members.
- The creative, well-crafted articles chosen may include not only bestsellers, such as patchwork vests and embellished sweatshirts, but also local artists' quilts and pillows appliquéd with the town's logo.
mid 18th century: from French, past participle of appliquer 'apply', from Latin applicare (see apply).
More definitions of appliquéDefinition of appliqué in:
- The US English dictionary