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macramé

Line breaks: mac|ramé
Pronunciation: /məˈkrɑːmi
 
, -meɪ/

Definition of macramé in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The art of knotting string in patterns to make decorative articles.
Example sentences
  • The exhibition featured bobbin lace, patchwork and quilting, cross stitch, canvas work embroidery, macramé, and even miniature furniture.
  • You know something's a trend when the most fashionable street in Islington, north London, opens a knitting shop, whose classes are booked out weeks in advance and whose clientèle is more Miu Miu than macramé.
  • I mean, there are people on LJ who like macramé, for heaven's sake.
1.1 [usually as modifier] Articles made using macramé: spider plants dangled in macramé plant holders
More example sentences
  • She caught his glance and smiled briefly, and looked back at Gertrude who was talking heatedly about embroidered doilies and macramé plant holders.
  • Erica Jong cannot, as far as we know, be held responsible for white spandex or macramé pot holders.
  • The rustic chair and stools, the country-style ceramic pig cookie-jar on the counter, and the macramé shade over the table all contribute to this feeling of casual comfort.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, from Turkish makrama 'tablecloth or towel', from Arabic miqrama 'bedspread'.

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