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macramé

or mac·ra·me

[ mak-ruh-mey ]

noun

  1. an elaborately patterned lacelike webbing made of hand-knotted cord, yarn, or the like, and used for wall decorations, hanging baskets, garments, accessories, etc.
  2. the technique or art of producing macramé.


verb (used with object)

, mac·ra·méd or mac·ra·méed, mac·ra·mé·ing.
  1. to make or produce using macramé:

    to macramé a wall hanging.

macramé

/ məˈkrɑːmɪ /

noun

  1. a type of ornamental work made by knotting and weaving coarse thread into a pattern


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Word History and Origins

Origin of macramé1

1865–70; < French < Italian macramè kind of fringe on hand towels < Turkish makrama napkin, face towel < Arabic miqrama embroidered coverlet
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Word History and Origins

Origin of macramé1

C19: via French and Italian from Turkish makrama towel, from Arabic migramah striped cloth
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Example Sentences

Even that macrame, which seems to me more difficult than all the other things I have mentioned, you have entirely mastered.

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