Definition of Bargello in English:

Bargello

Syllabification: Bar·gel·lo
Pronunciation: /bärˈjelō, -ˈZHelō
 
/
(also bargello)

noun

A kind of embroidery, typically worked on upholstery fabrics, in stitch patterns suggestive of flames. Also called flame stitch.
More example sentences
  • The Bargello Stitch, also called the Florentine Stitch and the Flame Stitch, is a simple stitch to sew, but is used in a vast array of color patterns that have been used for centuries on chair seats, pillows, etc.
  • The Bargello stitch was also a popular canvaswork style since the Renaissance era until the early XVIIth century.
  • I really enjoy Bargello stitching but up to now have always used canvas and wool threads.

Origin

1940s: named after Bargello Palace, in Florence, Italy, which contains upholstered chairs with such embroidery.

Definition of Bargello in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day bouffant
Pronunciation: bo͞oˈfänt
adjective
styled to puff out in a rounded shape...