Definition of tracery
1 : architectural ornamental work with branching lines; especially : decorative openwork in a Gothic window
2 : a decorative interlacing of lines suggestive of Gothic tracery
traceriedplay \-rēd\ adjective
Examples of tracery in a Sentence
This window is an example of Gothic tracery.
the delicate tracery of a butterfly's wing
First Known Use of tracery
TRACERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tracery for English Language Learners
: decorative patterns made in stone in some church windows
: lines that cross each other in a complicated and attractive pattern
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