[ broh-keyd ]
/ broʊˈkeɪd /


fabric woven with an elaborate design, especially one having a raised overall pattern.

verb (used with object), bro·cad·ed, bro·cad·ing.

to weave with a raised design or figure.

Origin of brocade

1555–65; earlier brocado < Spanish < Italian broccato embossed (fabric), past participle of broccare, derivative of brocco twisted thread, shoot < Late Latin; see broach
Related formsun·bro·cad·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brocade


/ (brəʊˈkeɪd) /


  1. a rich fabric woven with a raised design, often using gold or silver threads
  2. (as modifier)brocade curtains


(tr) to weave with such a design

Word Origin for brocade

C17: from Spanish brocado, from Italian broccato embossed fabric, from brocco spike, from Latin brochus projecting; see broach 1
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