- ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material.
- work so formed.
- a decorative feature, as a sconce, applied to a surface.
- to apply as appliqué to.
Origin of appliqué
1835–45; < French: applied, fastened to, past participle of appliquer to apply
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Examples from the Web for appliqued
Sometimes designs are appliqued on with some regard for coloring.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
"Cut-work" is embroidery that is cut out and appliqued, or sewed on another material.The Art of Interior Decoration
The grand sorcerer wore a robe of moss-green velvet embroidered with appliqued white silk lace, resembling lotus bloom.The Goddess of Atvatabar
William R. Bradshaw
- a decoration or trimming of one material sewn or otherwise fixed onto another
- the practice of decorating in this way
- (tr) to sew or fix (a decoration) on as an appliqué
C18: from French, literally: applied
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Word Origin and History for appliqued
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).
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