[ groh-lee-er; French graw-lyey ]
/ ˈgroʊ li ər; French grɔˈlyeɪ /
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pertaining to a decorative design (Grolier design ) in bookbinding, consisting of bands interlaced in geometric forms.
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Origin of Grolier
First recorded in 1820–30; named after J. Grolier de Servières
Words nearby Grolier
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How to use Grolier in a sentence
If he had plenty of money, it would be expensive publications, like those issued by the Grolier Club.The Bibliotaph|Leon H. Vincent
Such a book-club, as the “Grolier,” of New York, is a fortunate avenue of escape from these evils.In the Track of the Bookworm|Irving Browne
Brunet possessed a volume that had belonged to Maioli and had passed through the hands of Grolier.
Grolier got his Levant moroccos through the dealers of Venice to be sure of the material he employed.
This was the time when Grolier travelled in Italy, in the suite of the French, and when he began his collections.
British Dictionary definitions for Grolier
/ (ˈɡrəʊlɪə, French ɡrɔlje) /
relating to or denoting a decorative style of bookbinding using interlaced leather straps, gilded ornamental scrolls, etc
Word Origin for Grolier
C19: named after Jean Grolier de Servières (1479–1565), French bibliophile
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