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

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Other Words from brocade

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

Examples of brocade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kane seemed to enjoy toying with formal wear, offering a silk brocade tuxedo jacket paired with a slightly over-the-top lime green top, and many outfits had silvery oversize bulbs for decorations. Washington Post, "Burberry, Christopher Kane show new collections in London," 16 Sep. 2019 Her guests, who included theater stars and singers, sat on brocade Edwardian sofas, among tables crammed with Chinese lamps and tiny animal figurines. Julie Satow, New York Times, "The Widows of the Plaza Hotel," 7 June 2019 In a custom Givenchy couture look by Claire Waight Keller, Gaga channeled old Hollywood glamour via miles of silver brocade and a gown fit for a movie star. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Lady Gaga Delivers Movie Star Glamour in Givenchy Couture," 25 Sep. 2018 Atop lush tables draped in brocade accented by green, gold and blue tableware, McCalls served (yet another) masterful gala meal: lobster and heirloom tomato salad, filet mignon and Limoncello meringue tart. Catherine Bigelow,, "Symphony & Opera galas pull out all the stops with over-the-top spectacle," 9 Sep. 2019 The main focus is the vintage-looking brocade blazer dress, which shines beautifully among the flashing lights. Bianca Gracie, Billboard, "The 12 Best 2019 MTV VMAs Red Carpet Looks," 26 Aug. 2019 Café Schuh, on Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade (KWP), will take you back in time in a tearoom with striped wallpaper and brocade-upholstered seating. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 Plus, summer’s nice weather brings new opportunity to take brocade and jacquards, silk and satins, or suede and canvas booties out for a spin without having to worry about ruining their delicate exterior. Vogue, "Sandal Averse? These Summer Boots are the Ideal Unexpected Alternative," 24 June 2019 Meanwhile the shelves boast an impressive inventory of fabrics: drab materials for costuming peasant characters, sumptuous brocades for dressing princesses, and every color and texture in between. Marella Gayla,, "In Somerville, a powerhouse of custom costume-making for Boston and beyond," 4 July 2019

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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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27 Sep 2019

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The first known use of brocade was in 1588

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English Language Learners Definition of brocade

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


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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