macramé

noun
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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Witherspoon rocks a gold, sequined top with a matching hot pink sweatsuit, while Kravitz shows lots of leg in a pink skirt and an off-white macrame top. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Reese Witherspoon Snuggles Up to Zoë Kravitz in Sweet Photo Following Costar's Wedding in Paris," 2 July 2019 As before, Kelley has written all seven episodes; Jean-Marc Vallée hands directing duties to Andrea Arnold, although his trademark editing style remains (a tight macrame of fraught flashbacks, foamy surfs, rosé sunsets). Hank Stuever, Twin Cities, "‘Big Little Lies’ returns. This time with Meryl Streep.," 6 June 2019 As before, Kelley has written all seven episodes; Jean-Marc Vallée hands directing duties to Andrea Arnold, although his trademark editing style remains (a tight macrame of fraught flashbacks, foamy surfs, rosé sunsets). Washington Post, "‘Big Little Lies’ returns with more (and still more) of its exquisite, high-end suffering," 6 June 2019 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, latimes.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "#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

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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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macramé

noun

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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