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Meaning of FILIGREE

Pronunciation:  'filu`gree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)
 

FILIGREE is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: filagree, fillagree
 
 See Also: embellishment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fil"i*gree\, n. [Corrupted fr. filigrane.]
    Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but now
    composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and
    silver to which the wire is soldered, being arranged in
    designs frequently of a delicate and intricate arabesque
    pattern.
    
    
  2. \Fil"i*gree\, a.
    Relating to, composed of, or resembling, work in filigree;
    as, a filigree basket. Hence: Fanciful; unsubstantial; merely
    decorative.
    
          You ask for reality, not fiction and filigree work.
                                                   --J. C.
                                                   Shairp.
    
    
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: fine open metalwork using wires and soldering, first developed in the Near East.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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