noun, plural drap·er·ies.
Origin of drapery
Related Words for draperiesdecoration, drape, screen, shutter, shroud, shade, veil, garment, dress, gear, equipment, habiliment, habit, garb, sack, costume, array, accouterment, frippery, rigging
Examples from the Web for draperies
Historical Examples of draperies
There, half concealed by the draperies, he communed and reasoned with himself.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
The position of the bed, the idea of the draperies all are parallel.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
She parted the draperies and looked curiously into the room beyond.The Masked Bridal
Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
He walked over to a curtained doorway, and drew aside the draperies.A Woman for Mayor
Helen M. Winslow
She crossed the room in a graceful swirl of draperies, and laid a finger on the bell.The Grell Mystery
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.