broc·​a·​telle ˌbrä-kə-ˈtel How to pronounce brocatelle (audio)
: a stiff decorating fabric with patterns in high relief

Word History


French, from Italian broccatello, diminutive of broccato

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brocatelle was in 1684

Dictionary Entries Near brocatelle

Cite this Entry

“Brocatelle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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