verb (used with object), fil·i·greed, fil·i·gree·ing.
Origin of filigree
Examples from the Web for filigree
He crossed the marble corridor, stepped into the gold elevator, the filigree door snapped shut, and he shot upward.Just Around the Corner|Fannie Hurst
What was her astonishment to see on this table a little picture encased in a frame of filigree, set with precious stones.The Knight of Malta|Eugene Sue
He deals in jewelry, though most of it is that filigree silver stuff that I dont fancy.The Eight-Oared Victors|Lester Chadwick
There would be no further difficulty regarding the filigree basket of gold and gems.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
He was evidently going to stay here until the filigree of shadows faded in the dawn.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for filigree
filagree or fillagree
verb -grees, -greeing or -greed
Word Origin for filigree
Word Origin and History for filigree
1690s, shortening of filigreen (1660s), from French filigrane "filigree" (17c.), from Italian filigrana, from Latin filum "thread" (see file (v.)) + granum "grain" (see corn (n.1)). Related: Filigreed.