macramé

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noun mac·ra·mé \ˈma-krə-ˌmā\

Definition of macramé

  1. :  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

  1. Her hobbies include knitting and macramé.

Variants of macramé

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macrame

Origin and Etymology of macramé

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


First Known Use: 1865


MACRAMÉ Defined for English Language Learners

macramé

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noun mac·ra·mé \ˈma-krə-ˌmā\

Definition of macramé for English Language Learners

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

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