noun drap·ery \ˈdrā-p(ə-)rē\

: long heavy curtains

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

plural drap·er·ies

Full Definition of DRAPERY

British :  dry goods
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
:  the draping or arranging of materials

Examples of DRAPERY

  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>

First Known Use of DRAPERY

14th century

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DRAPERY Defined for Kids


noun drap·ery \ˈdrā-pə-rē, ˈdrā-prē\
plural drap·er·ies

Definition of DRAPERY for Kids

:  long heavy curtains
:  a decorative fabric hung in loose folds


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