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tracery

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noun trac·ery \ˈtrā-sə-rē, ˈtrās-rē\

Simple Definition of tracery

  • : decorative patterns made in stone in some church windows

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

Full Definition of tracery

plural trac·er·ies

  1. 1 :  architectural ornamental work with branching lines; especially :  decorative openwork in the head of a Gothic window

  2. 2 :  a decorative interlacing of lines suggestive of Gothic tracery

trac·er·ied play \-rēd\ adjective

Examples of tracery

  1. This window is an example of Gothic tracery.

  2. the delicate tracery of a butterfly's wing



Illustration of tracery

1669

First Known Use of tracery

1669


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