noun, plural drap·er·ies.
Origin of drapery
Related Words for draperydecoration, drape, screen, shutter, shroud, shade, veil, garment, dress, gear, equipment, habiliment, habit, garb, sack, costume, array, accouterment, frippery, rigging
Examples from the Web for drapery
Historical Examples of drapery
She asked to see it, and I wheeled out the easel and threw the drapery back.The Greater Inclination
Drawings of a male body, a female body, and a piece of drapery.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Steps were heard in the gallery—the drapery at the door was agitated.
The artist was working on a picture of a nude Bacchante sprawled on some drapery.Therese Raquin
She arose, and with a grand sweep of her drapery, moved toward the door.Tales From Two Hemispheres
Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
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.