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drapery

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noun drap·ery \ˈdrā-p(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of drapery

  • : long heavy curtains

  • : a decorative cloth that is arranged or hung in loose folds

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of drapery

plural

draperies

  1. 1 British :  dry goods

  2. 2 a :  a decorative piece of material usually hung in loose folds and arranged in a graceful design b :  hangings of heavy fabric for use as a curtain

  3. 3 :  the draping or arranging of materials

Examples of drapery in a sentence

  1. The painter arranged several items among drapery and began to work.

  2. <the drapery for the picture window matched the color of the furniture in the center of the room>



14th Century

First Known Use of drapery

14th century


DRAPERY Defined for Kids

drapery

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noun drap·ery \ˈdrā-pə-rē, ˈdrā-prē\

Definition of drapery for Students

plural

draperies

  1. 1 :  long heavy curtains

  2. 2 :  a decorative fabric hung in loose folds





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