a jour


variants or ajouré
: pierced, cut away, or made translucent in such a way as to form a design : having figured openwork : decorated with translucent, pierced, or openwork designs
used of carving, metalwork, lace, drawnwork, or cutwork

Word History


a jour from French à jour, literally, toward day; ajouré from French, from ajour perforation (from à jour) + (from Latin -atus -ate)

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of a jour was in 1566

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“A jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20jour. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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