pel·​met ˈpel-mət How to pronounce pelmet (audio)
: a short valance or small cornice for concealing curtain fixtures

Examples of pelmet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are pelmets with forms mimicking window casings of 16th-century terem palaces, and a wing chair upholstered with a patchwork quilt acquired on a weekend trip to one of Russia’s oldest towns, Suzdal. Ian Phillips, ELLE Decor, 6 Oct. 2019

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Word History


probably modification of French palmette palmette

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pelmet was in 1812

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“Pelmet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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