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arras1

Syllabification: ar·ras
Pronunciation: /ˈerəs
 
/

noun

A rich tapestry, typically hung on the walls of a room or used to conceal an alcove.
Example sentences
  • Polonius reports that he will spy on Hamlet's visit to Queen Gertrude by stowing himself behind an arras in her bedroom.
  • Spying behind an arras, Polonius perceives Gertrude's danger and cries for help.
  • Polonius hides behind an arras and yelps when Hamlet's rage endangers the Queen.

Origin

late Middle English (originally denoting the fabric itself): named after the French town of Arras.

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Arras2

Syllabification: Ar·ras
Pronunciation: /äˈräs, ˈarəs
 
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A town in northeastern France; population 43,663 (2006). In medieval times, it was a center for the manufacture of tapestries.

Words that rhyme with Arras

embarrass, harass

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