Origin of valance
Examples from the Web for valanced
Historical Examples of valanced
Hamlet having just told the player that his face is valanced, is playing upon the word beard.Hamlet
Word Origin for valance
piece of drapery, mid-15c., from Anglo-French *valance, from valer "go down," variant of Old French avaler; or possibly from the plural of Old French avalant, from present participle of avaler "go down." The notion is of something "hanging down."