a brocade in which the design is woven in high relief.
an ornamental marble with variegated coloring, found especially in Italy and Spain.
Origin of brocatel
< French brocatelle, late Middle French brocatel
< Italian broccatello,
equivalent to broccat(o
) (see brocade
) + -ello
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Examples from the Web for brocatelle
Historical Examples of brocatelle
The partitions were hidden under rich tapestries of poppy-coloured Venetian brocatelle with handsome designs in green and gold.
She brought us one of her corsets to look at, a love of a corset, in brocatelle, all over many-colored flowers.
British Dictionary definitions for brocatelle
a heavy brocade with the design in deep relief, used chiefly in upholstery
a type of variegated marble from France and Italy
Word Origin for brocatelle
C17: from French, from Italian broccatello, diminutive of broccato brocade
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