drapery

[ drey-puh-ree ]
/ ˈdreɪ pə ri /

noun, plural drap·er·ies.

coverings, hangings, clothing, etc., of fabric, especially as arranged in loose, graceful folds.
Often draperies. long curtains, usually of heavy fabric and often designed to open and close across a window.
the draping or arranging of hangings, clothing, etc., in graceful folds.
Art. hangings, clothing, etc., as represented in sculpture or painting.
cloths or textile fabrics collectively.
British.
  1. dry goods.
  2. the stock, shop, or business of a draper.

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Origin of drapery

1250–1300; Middle English draperie < Old French, equivalent to drap cloth + -erie -ery

OTHER WORDS FROM drapery

drap·er·ied, adjectiveun·dra·per·ied, adjective

Words nearby drapery

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British Dictionary definitions for draperies

drapery
/ (ˈdreɪpərɪ) /

noun plural -peries

fabric or clothing arranged and draped
(often plural) curtains or hangings that drape
British the occupation or shop of a draper
fabrics and cloth collectively

Derived forms of drapery

draperied, adjective
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