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tracery

noun trac·ery \ˈtrā-sə-rē, ˈtrās-rē\

: decorative patterns made in stone in some church windows

: lines that cross each other in a complicated and attractive pattern

plural trac·er·ies

Full Definition of TRACERY

1
:  architectural ornamental work with branching lines; especially :  decorative openwork in the head of a Gothic window
2
:  a decorative interlacing of lines suggestive of Gothic tracery
trac·er·ied \-rēd\ adjective

Examples of TRACERY

  1. This window is an example of Gothic tracery.
  2. the delicate tracery of a butterfly's wing

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First Known Use of TRACERY

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