bar·​gel·​lo bär-ˈje-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce bargello (audio)
: a needlework stitch that produces a zigzag pattern

Examples of bargello in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An artist made those way-beyond-bargello pillows in the living room — I was excited by the idea of using them en masse, like an installation. Celia Barbour, House Beautiful, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Bargello, museum in Florence, Italy; from the use of this stitch in the upholstery of 17th century chairs at the Bargello

First Known Use

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bargello was circa 1920

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“Bargello.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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