[ see-zuh-ley; French seezuh-ley ]
/ ˌsi zəˈleɪ; French sizəˈleɪ /
noting or pertaining to velvet having a chiseled or embossed pattern produced by contrasting cut and uncut pile.
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of ciselé
< French: chiseled (past participle of ciseler; see chisel)
Words nearby ciselé
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