noun, plural drap·er·ies.
- drape forming,
- draper, john william,
- draper, ruth,
Origin of drapery
Examples from the Web for draperies
His style of composition was important, his figures varied and life-like, his draperies dignified.Fra Bartolommeo and Andrea D'Agnolo|Leader Scott
Then Miss Leonora rose with a sudden rustling of all her draperies, and with her own energetic hand rang the bell.The Perpetual Curate|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Rugs and draperies a few, those you find satisfying to your sense of color, of design, and with which you feel at home.The Cost of Shelter|Ellen H. Richards
She turned the draperies down, laid herself dressed on the thick, downy bed, and then got up and went back to her own.The Mummy and Miss Nitocris|George Griffith
All hangings, curtains and draperies must be rendered noninflammable.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror|Various
noun plural -peries
early 14c., "cloth, textiles," from Old French draperie (12c.) "weaving, cloth-making, clothes shop," from drap (see drape (n.)). From late 14c. as "place where cloth is made; cloth market." Meaning "stuff with which something is draped" is 1680s.