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Meaning of DRAPERY

Pronunciation:  'dreypuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hanging cloth used as a blind
  2. [n]  cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds

DRAPERY is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: curtain, drape, mantle, pall
 See Also: blind, cloth, drop, drop cloth, drop curtain, fabric, festoon, furnishings, material, portiere, screen, shower curtain, textile, theater curtain, theatre curtain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dra"per*y\, n.; pl. {Draperies}. [F. draperie.]
1. The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in
   cloth. --Bacon.

2. Cloth, or woolen stuffs in general.

         People who ought to be weighing out grocery or
         measuring out drapery.                --Macaulay.

3. A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially
   when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as:
   (a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the
       body, or shown in the representations of the human
       figure in art.
   (b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.

             Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
             About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

             All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely
             torn off.                         --Burke.

{Casting of draperies}. See under {Casting}.

         The casting of draperies . . . is one of the most
         important of an artist's studies.     --Fairholt.

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