verb (used with object), ap·pli·quéd, ap·pli·qué·ing.
Origin of appliqué
Examples from the Web for applique
In braid work and applique, only one stitch must be taken at a time, or else the work will appear puckered.The Ladies' Work-Table Book|Anonymous
It makes an attractive finish for a hem line and also for finishing the edge in applique.Handicraft for Girls|Idabelle McGlauflin
Like the bead work, the embroidery and applique found on many garments are added "to make pretty."The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao|Fay-Cooper Cole
British Dictionary definitions for applique
verb -qués, -quéing or -quéd
Word Origin for appliqué
Word Origin and History for applique
1841, from French appliqué "work applied or laid on another material," noun use of past participle of appliquer "to apply" (12c.), from Latin applicare (see apply).