brocade

noun
bro·​cade | \brō-ˈkād \

Definition of brocade 

1 : a rich silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver

2 : a fabric characterized by raised designs

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Other Words from brocade

brocade transitive verb
brocaded adjective

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There were ’90s sportswear zip-up jackets given tight belted waists and padded hips, followed by jackets printed with the fine detail of brocade and military regalia. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "Our 5 Favorite Shows From the Men’s Runways in London," 11 June 2018 That Jay Z has traded his oversize hoodies for brocade suiting? Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Calling All Softboys: There’s a Tender New Trend in Menswear," 29 Mar. 2018 Most men wear black tuxedos, but in past years, some have been spotted in velvet or brocade jackets. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "What to Wear to Every Major Social Occasion of the Season," 2 Dec. 2016 Piccioli referenced Greek gods and the mythical world on some prints, with gold brocade and lamé creating waves on other gowns and capes. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Valentino's Magical Couture Week Closer Leaves Tracee Ellis Ross in Tears," 5 July 2018 Ruya sparkled in a shiny white costume, rich with synthetic brocade and bright plastic jewels. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "Mother of 3-year-old slain in mass stabbing wants justice for daughter: "She is gone."," 3 July 2018 Gone but no where near forgotten is the girl-woman Goddess of Grunge in her too small tattered dresses, the little girl barrette in her messy, scattered hair and beaten up brocade 1960’s evening shoes. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Frances Bean Cobain Stars in Marc Jacobs's Spring 2017 Campaign," 25 Jan. 2017 But this sparkling brocade coat turns that notion on its ear. Jay Baldos, Harper's BAZAAR, "5 Truly Gorgeous Ensembles to Wear This Holiday," 21 Nov. 2017 The 1890s dress was made of purple brocade, probably woven in Lyons in the 1860s. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "A Brief History of the Arlesienne Fashion Plates Who Inspired Alessandro Michele’s Cruise Collection," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of brocade

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brocade

Spanish brocado, from Catalan brocat, from Italian broccato, from broccare to spur, brocade, from brocco small nail, from Latin broccus projecting

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brocade

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brocade

: a cloth with a raised design in gold or silver thread

brocade

noun
bro·​cade | \brō-ˈkād \

Kids Definition of brocade

: a cloth with a raised design woven into it

Other Words from brocade

brocaded adjective

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