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 This set of three macrame plant hangers will make your patio feel like a relaxing oasis. Christie Calucchia, Southern Living, "The Best Outdoor Decor on Amazon for Your Porch, Patio, or Backyard—All Under $50," 1 Apr. 2021 Fir Textiles, macrame and fiber art by Echo Park artist Maya Slininger. Los Angeles Times, "She wanted to help amplify AAPI voices in L.A. More than 60 artists responded," 31 Mar. 2021 Hang a macrame curtain in a doorway or from the ceiling to serve as a divider in open spaces like a loft or studio apartment. Merlisa Lawrence Corbett,, "How to decorate your home in boho style," 18 Mar. 2021 Staff get a chance to think about a little project -- like making a macrame plant hanger, painting a mandala or crafting a terrarium -- instead of focusing on the stress of the work day. Anchorage Daily News, "Nurses caring for Alaska’s COVID-19 patients find community support both in and out of the hospital," 1 Dec. 2020 Handmade macrame earrings and necklaces from Becca Parker Edwards of Dothan. Mary Colurso |, al, "Holiday gift guide 2020: 15 gift ideas to make you Alabama proud," 24 Nov. 2020 Yellow Rosa has natural earth tones, macrame curtains and iron chairs. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "25 new restaurants that opened in September and October in Dallas-Fort Worth," 22 Oct. 2020 This macrame tapestry would make for a pretty accent in a boho bedroom or living space. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "25 top-selling pieces of home decor you can get at Walmart under $50," 21 Sep. 2020 Do all current design trends — the return of macrame hangings, pots of succulents — originate in Los Angeles? Jennifer Barger, Washington Post, "Forget souvenir shopping; these destinations let you craft your own meaningful memento," 18 Oct. 2019

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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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9 Apr 2021

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“Macramé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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