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

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Fuzzy black spiders crawled up a pink brocade coat. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside the Horror Film-Themed Moschino Fashion Show at Universal Studios," 8 June 2019 The Duchess of Sussex went for a metallic brocade shift dress with a white Amanda Wakeley coat and nude pumps, while the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a light blue button front dress, reportedly by a private dressmaker. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Prince Harry Gather in Buckingham Palace," 5 Mar. 2019 Like this girl, who bought a $50 brocade dress then added a flower train. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Teens Are DIYing $40 Fashion Nova Dresses to Prom and the Looks Are Legit STUNNING," 29 May 2019 For Harry and Meghan's wedding, Anne wore a slightly more fanciful brocade dress and feathered fascinator. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Princess Anne Just Wore One of Her Favorite Ensembles to Ella Windsor's Wedding," 18 May 2019 For her part, Meghan arrived wearing an Amanda Wakely cream coat over what appeared to be a metallic brocade dress. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wears a Brocade Dress to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Prince Charles' Investiture," 5 Mar. 2019 While Meghan paired a silver and gold brocade dress with a chic white coat, Kate opted for a high-necked, pale blue tea dress, perfect for the spring weather. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton's Pale Blue Dress Was Created By Her "Private Dressmaker"," 5 Mar. 2019 Meghan chose a beautiful metallic brocade dress for the occasion, paired with a cream coat, rose gold clutch, and nude heels. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wore a Stunning Metallic Brocade Dress to Prince Charles's Investiture 50th Anniversary," 5 Mar. 2019 To debut her new hair, Kylie opted for a head-to-toe Alexander Wang look in a luxe brocade print red mini dress with skinny cami straps. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner's Hair Has Dramatically Changed Once Again," 20 Aug. 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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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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