par·​que·​try | \ ˈpär-kə-trē How to pronounce parquetry (audio) \
plural parquetries

Definition of parquetry

: work in the form of usually geometrically patterned wood laid or inlaid especially for floors

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Examples of parquetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In terms of decor, Bosco is replete with decidedly posh furnishings that elegantly contrast charming original features, such as brass portholes, oak paneling and parquetry flooring. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 28 July 2022 At a dinner at a corporate retreat in Hungary, Logan, determined to stop leaks to the press, invents Boar on the Floor, a game in which executives suspected of betrayal are forced to crawl and chase sausages on the parquetry. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 And while the table in today's question has some parquetry work, its swag and floral design is marquetry. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of parquetry

1816, in the meaning defined above

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2 Aug 2022

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“Parquetry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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