bar·​gel·​lo | \ bär-ˈje-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce bargello (audio) \

Definition of bargello

: 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, "A Historical Pennsylvania Home Is Refined and Casual All at Once," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bargello

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bargello

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

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“Bargello.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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