Definition of petit point in English:

petit point

Line breaks: petit point
Pronunciation: /pɔɪnt
 
, pwã
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A type of embroidery on a canvas ground, consisting of small, diagonal, adjacent stitches: cushions covered in petit point [as modifier]: petit point chairs
    More example sentences
    • The stitchers display dazzling skill and finesse, creating textured surfaces of petit point, needlepoint, beading, embroidery, appliqué, smocking and macramé.
    • ‘An interior drawer reveals a tiny, hand-made acorn, and the exterior has one panel embroidered in petit point and the rest in satin stitch,’ he said.
    • Another type of chair which recurs has a square back and is covered in tapestry or petit point, with a pattern of flowers and leaves in green and buff.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, literally 'little stitch'.

More definitions of petit point

Definition of petit point in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space