A rich fabric, usually silk, 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.
late 16th century: from Spanish and Portuguese brocado (influenced by French brocart), from Italian broccato, from brocco 'twisted thread'.
Definition of brocade in:
- The British & World English dictionary