[ ap-li-key ]
/ ˌæp lɪˈkeɪ /
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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.
verb (used with object), ap·pli·quéd, ap·pli·qué·ing.
to apply as appliqué to.
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Origin of appliqué
1835–45; <French: applied, fastened to, past participle of appliquer to apply
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How to use appliqué in a sentence
"Cut-work" is embroidery that is cut out and appliqued, or sewed on another material.The Art of Interior Decoration|Grace Wood
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
Sometimes designs are appliqued on with some regard for coloring.Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for appliqué
/ (æˈpliːkeɪ) /
a decoration or trimming of one material sewn or otherwise fixed onto another
the practice of decorating in this way
verb -qués, -quéing or -quéd
(tr) to sew or fix (a decoration) on as an appliqué
Word Origin for appliqué
C18: from French, literally: applied
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