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appliqué

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noun ap·pli·qué \ˌa-plə-ˈkā\

Definition of appliqué

  1. :  a cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material

Origin and Etymology of appliqué

French, past participle of appliquer to put on, from Latin applicare


First Known Use: 1763


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appliqué

verb ap·pli·qué

Definition of appliqué

appliquéd

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appliquéing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to apply (something, such as a decoration or ornament) to a larger surface :  overlay

1864

First Known Use of appliqué

1864


APPLIQUÉ Defined for English Language Learners

appliqué

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Definition of appliqué for English Language Learners

  • : a decoration that is sewn onto a larger piece of cloth


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