filigreed

adjective fil·i·greed \ ˈfi-lə-ˌgrēd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of filigreed

: decorated with ornamental openwork of delicate or intricate design : adorned with filigree
  • a filigreed gold pendant
  • Darting down the corridor to a wood-fired samovar tucked in a cupboard, she reappeared moments later carrying glasses in filigreed silver holders and teabags of Siberian milk tea, thick, fragrant and soothing.
  • —David A. Andelman
sometimes used figuratively
  • He has a skeptically friendly, mildly ironic conversational manner and a droll, filigreed [=ornate] prose style.
  • —Mark Singer

First Known Use of filigreed

1769


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