mac·​ra·​mé | \ ˈma-krə-ˌmā How to pronounce macramé (audio) \
variants: or less commonly macrame

Definition of macramé

: a coarse lace or fringe made by knotting threads or cords in a geometrical pattern also : the art of tying knots in patterns

Examples of macramé in a Sentence

Her hobbies include knitting and macramé.

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The communal space is decorated with quirky touches that reflect the creative neighborhood: reclaimed wood, macrame wall hangings, a garden gnome and a shelf supported by two big blue hands. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Saltwater pool, gym, dog spa: Tour downtown KC's new Crossroads Westside Apartments," 27 June 2018 Early one November morning in 1978, Wicht was beaten, raped and strangled with an 11-foot macrame rope in her apartment. Paige St. John,, "Arrest of Golden State Killer suspect could unlock other cold case mysteries," 3 May 2018 As surely as your mother’s macrame and hippy vibes crept back into the decorating zeitgeist, her dangling, sprawling houseplants followed. Cindy Dampier,, "#PlantShelfie: Houseplants are having a social media moment," 1 May 2018 There are 12 tree-house-like palapas with thatched walls, king-sized beds, and lots of local décor touches—think handwoven bedspreads and cactus in macrame plant hangers, and private terraces made for sipping mezcal at sunset. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best New Hotels in the World," 1 May 2018 The lava lamp at the lounge-y area with cushy seating might tip you off to that, or the profusion of macrame plant hangers (one holds a basket of fresh citrus at the bar). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's a bar. It's a restaurant. It's the out-of-ordinary Snack Boys in Walker's Point," 1 May 2018 Today, with more than 35,000 followers on Instagram, HausWitch also hosts events and classes, ranging from medicinal potion-making to macrame to tarot workshops. Rachel Raczka,, "What’s your sign? Millennials want to know," 27 Apr. 2018 Call it woman power translated through macrame and linen: There was Sheryl Crow, who sported a white T-shirt and jeans with a pair of sturdy, thick-heeled boots. Kirby Marzec, Vogue, "Need a Break From Coachella? Lilith Fair Had the Best Festival Style," 20 Apr. 2018 Standouts include the macrame-style, five-strand plait that began at the nape and snaked down the back, as well as the delicate corn rows, trailed by fishtails that came undone from the middle to the ends. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Jil Sander Just Won the Braid Game," 23 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of macramé

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macramé

French or Italian; French macramé, from Italian macramè, from Turkish makrama napkin, towel, from Arabic miqrama coverlet

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The first known use of macramé was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of macramé

: the art of tying knots in string to make decorative things also : things made in this way

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