bro·​cade | \ brō-ˈkād How to pronounce brocade (audio) \

Definition of brocade

1 : a rich silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver
2 : a fabric characterized by raised designs

Other Words from brocade

brocade transitive verb
brocaded \ brō-​ˈkā-​dəd How to pronounce brocade (audio) \ adjective

Examples of brocade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So there was Cardi B, draped in more than a kilometer of body-conscious Versace chains and jewelry, and here was Megan Thee Stallion in gleaming feathers and brocade, like a 24-karat Moschino Valkyrie. New York Times, 3 May 2022 The Queen finally moved on, and then Marilyn repeated the process with Princess Margaret, who was wearing a rose-and-gold brocade gown. Michelle Morgan, Town & Country, 3 May 2022 As for the men, there was plenty of ornate, brocade jackets and suits in the early bunch. Leanne Italie, ajc, 4 Apr. 2022 As for the men, there was plenty of ornate, brocade jackets and suits in the early bunch. Leanne Italie, Chron, 3 Apr. 2022 Bones is overflowing with ideas for his poly-brocade fur gown and denim jacket, inspired by the helter-skelter of a tornado. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 22 Jan. 2022 In a series of photos shared to Instagram on New Year's Eve, Kardashian struck some poses standing next to a grandfather clock wearing a high-shine metallic sequin bra with matching silver high-rise shorts featuring a brocade print. Jen Juneau,, 14 Jan. 2022 The display also features outfits from an Aladdin pantomime, where the future Queen played the title role wearing a gold brocade and turquoise jacket with turquoise dungarees and matching hat. Stephanie Petit,, 5 Jan. 2022 His purple velvet blazer matched impeccably with the bursting jewel-tone floral arrangements; a noticeable trend spotted elsewhere in the room on Jennifer Creel’s brocade floral dress and Alexis Light’s blue velvet gown. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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bro·​cade | \ brō-ˈkād How to pronounce brocade (audio) \

Kids Definition of brocade

: a cloth with a raised design woven into it

Other Words from brocade

brocaded adjective

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