fil·​i·​greed | \ ˈfi-lə-ˌgrēd How to pronounce filigreed (audio) \

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 figurativelyHe has a skeptically friendly, mildly ironic conversational manner and a droll, filigreed [=ornate] prose style.— Mark Singer

First Known Use of filigreed

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Filigreed.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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