Definition of appliqué
: a cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material
Recent Examples of appliqué from the Web
Her work involved embroidery, fabric applique and stitched captioning.
Her signature appliques shaped like kittens and flowers (for girls), boats and trains (for boys) manage to be smart, not saccharine.
Covered in sequence and beading flower appliques, Moore worked with dressmaker Pallas Couture to design the gown especially for her.
At the G-7 Summit in Italy, FLOTUS wore an eye-catching, $51,500 D&G coat covered with floral appliques.
The eye-popping price of Melania Trump’s floral applique jacket goes against overall pricing trends in the luxury world.
TAORMINA, Italy — Melania Trump’s first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that comes off the rack at $51,000.
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Melania Trump’s first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015.
The ivory ribbon detailing along the sleeves has an embroidered leopard applique with a red collar around its neck on the sleeves.
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Origin and Etymology of appliqué
French, past participle of appliquer to put on, from Latin applicare
First Known Use: 1763See Words from the same year
First Known Use of 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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