Definition of knotwork in English:

knotwork

Line breaks: knot|work
Pronunciation: /ˈnɒtwəːk
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Ornamental work consisting of or representing intertwined and knotted cords.
    More example sentences
    • Interlace can vary from simple two-strand twists used as linear borders to three or four-strand bands which can form roundels, knotwork, or squares, or fill entire panels.
    • She enjoys needlework and Celtic knotwork and reading.
    • They were often carved with delicate patterns of interlaced knotwork and the heads of fabulous beasts.

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