Definition of marquetry
: decorative work in which elaborate patterns are formed by the insertion of pieces of material (as wood, shell, or ivory) into a wood veneer that is then applied to a surface (as of a piece of furniture)
Variants of marquetry
Origin of marquetry
Middle French marqueterie, from marqueter to checker, inlay, from marque mark
First Known Use: 1563
Rhymes with marquetry
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