drapery

noun drap·ery \ ˈdrā-p(ə-)rē \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of drapery

plural draperies
1 British : dry goods
2 a : a decorative piece of material usually hung in loose folds and arranged in a graceful design
b : hangings of heavy fabric for use as a curtain
3 : the draping or arranging of materials

Examples of drapery in a Sentence

  1. The painter arranged several items among drapery and began to work.

  2. the drapery for the picture window matched the color of the furniture in the center of the room

Recent Examples of drapery from the Web

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First Known Use of drapery

14th century

drapery Synonyms

Synonyms
curtains, drapes
Related Words
hanging (s), shade, tapestry, window shade

DRAPERY Defined for English Language Learners

drapery

noun

Definition of drapery for English Language Learners

  • : long heavy curtains

  • : a decorative cloth that is arranged or hung in loose folds


DRAPERY Defined for Kids

drapery

noun drap·ery \ ˈdrā-pə-rē , ˈdrā-prē \

Definition of drapery for Students

plural draperies
1 : long heavy curtains
2 : a decorative fabric hung in loose folds


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