parquetry

noun

par·​que·​try ˈpär-kə-trē How to pronounce parquetry (audio)
plural parquetries
: work in the form of usually geometrically patterned wood laid or inlaid especially for floors

Illustration of parquetry

Illustration of parquetry

Examples of parquetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The parquetry presentation spans the entire sweep of paneling behind the seats and extends onto the doors. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 20 Aug. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parquetry was in 1816

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“Parquetry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parquetry. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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parquetry

noun
par·​que·​try ˈpär-kə-trē How to pronounce parquetry (audio)
plural parquetries
: a patterned wood inlay used especially for floors

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