Definition of brocade in English:

brocade

Line breaks: bro|cade
Pronunciation: /brəˈkeɪd
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A rich fabric woven with a raised pattern, typically with gold or silver thread: [as modifier]: a heavy brocade curtain
    More example sentences
    • Robed in the Kumari's garb of scarlet brocade silk, with gold jewellery hanging heavy from her ears, arms and neck, she is then escorted to the audience room.
    • Alicia asked as she seated Fiera on the rich gold brocade sofa.
    • Clothed as the queen she is, she is resplendent in a new red silk and gold brocade sari, with so many garlands of fresh flowers around her neck that her placid face floats above them like the moon.

Derivatives

brocaded

adjective

brocading

noun

Origin

late 16th century: from Spanish and Portuguese brocado (influenced by French brocart), from Italian broccato, from brocco 'twisted thread'.

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