trel·​lis·​work ˈtre-ləs-ˌwərk How to pronounce trelliswork (audio)

Examples of trelliswork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here's another beautiful example of trelliswork transforming an indoor space. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 9 Feb. 2023 Designer Sara Ruffin Costello incorporated intricate wall-to-wall trelliswork with a double archway in this greenhouse-meets-entryway to segue from the outdoors to the inside. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 9 Feb. 2023 Six scalloped, bivalve shells consorted wordlessly beneath a tiny makeshift pergola, its posts and trelliswork wrought from twigs. Laura Bannister, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2022 And in this case, trelliswork wallpaper wouldn't have been good enough. Barbara King, House Beautiful, 3 Nov. 2014 Gilt trelliswork paneling made of resin gave the room both order and fantasy. David Netto, Town & Country, 15 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trelliswork was in 1712

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“Trelliswork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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