- ornamental work consisting of ramified ribs, bars, or the like, as in the upper part of a Gothic window, in panels, screens, etc.
- any delicate, interlacing work of lines, threads, etc., as in carving or embroidery; network.
Origin of tracery
Related Words for traceryfiligree, screen, network, picture, scheme, layout, form, map, pattern, study, idea, method, construction, architecture, composition, model, arrangement, drawing, plan, lace
Examples from the Web for tracery
Historical Examples of tracery
The roof is battlemented, and the tracery in the windows is graceful.Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts
The tracery is geometrical, and the shafts in the angles of the splays are banded.
It is of an octangular shape, and the outside is adorned by tracery work.
In the tracery beneath, at the head of the mullion, was a statue.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely
W. D. Sweeting
They were evidently not wholly made for the tracery, though parts of them may have been.Highways and Byways in Surrey
- a pattern of interlacing ribs, esp as used in the upper part of a Gothic window, etc
- any fine pattern resembling this