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noun, adjective, verb (used with object), fil·a·greed, fil·a·gree·ing.
  1. filigree.
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Examples from the Web for filagree

Historical Examples of filagree

  • Those memoirs are charming of their kind, and if life were cut in filagree paper would be profitable reading to the soul.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)

    Frederic G. Kenyon

  • The color, not undecided in tone as other blond hair, sparkled to the light like a filagree of burnished gold.


    Honore de Balzac

  • I thought I beheld in a dream a filagree work suspended by fairies in the air.

  • It is of good workmanship, in imitation of filagree, and interlaced with inscriptions in copper.

  • He held a wand of silver covered with elegant tracery and topped in filagree.

British Dictionary definitions for filagree


noun, adjective, verb
  1. a less common variant of filigree
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