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.
Recent Examples on the Web Footwear included furry slippers, canvas or macrame sneakers with rope laces. Colleen Barry, ajc, 18 June 2022 This bohemian-style mirror doubles as wall art with its intricate macrame fringe border, which is available in three hues: ivory, black, and khaki. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 13 June 2022 Wide macrame pieces $157.99 (originally $183.99) adds drama over a bed. cleveland, 28 Apr. 2022 One of the latest products in their range is their boho-looking macrame swing, which was handmade by artisans in India and made using 100 percent organic cotton thread and a solid wood bar. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 22 Apr. 2022 Might Coral's macrame creations actually sell, for instance? Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 29 Jan. 2022 One highlight is the jaw-dropping macrame installation in the lobby that comprises some 7,058 separate strings. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Jan. 2022 The photograph, in which mom Melinda could be seen celebrating her daughter's milestone moment, also showed off Jennifer's custom Vera Wang Haute wedding dress: an ivory long-sleeve gown covered with hand appliqué French macrame lace. Maria Pasquini,, 18 Oct. 2021 The bride wore a custom Vera Wang Haute dress in a light ivory with long sleeves and hand appliqué French macrame lace details throughout, the designer shared in a press release. Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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20 Jun 2022

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“Macramé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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