There are 2 main definitions of arras in English:

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arras 1

Pronunciation: /ˈarəs/

noun

A wall hanging made of a rich tapestry fabric, typically used to conceal an alcove: he pulled back the arras on the far wall and went into his secret chamber
More 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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There are 2 main definitions of arras in English:

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Arras 2

Pronunciation: /ˈarəs/
/aʀas/
A town in NE France; population 43,663 (2006). In medieval times it was a centre for the manufacture of tapestries.

Words that rhyme with Arras

embarrass, harass
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