[ trey-suh-ree ]
/ ˈtreɪ sə ri /

noun, plural trac·er·ies.

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

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at trace1, -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tracery


/ (ˈtreɪsərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

a pattern of interlacing ribs, esp as used in the upper part of a Gothic window, etc
any fine pattern resembling this

Derived Forms

traceried, adjective
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