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Meaning of FRETWORK

Pronunciation:  'fret`wurk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal

FRETWORK is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: lattice, latticework
 See Also: frame, framework, framing, lath, treillage, trellis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fret"work\, n. [6th fret + work.]
Work adorned with frets; ornamental openwork or work in
relief, esp. when elaborate and minute in its parts. Hence,
any minute play of light and shade, dark and light, or the

      Banqueting on the turf in the fretwork of shade and
      sunshine.                                --Macaulay.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arabesque, basketry, basketwork, cancellation, cross-hatching, crossing-out, filigree, fret, grate, grating, grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, interlacement, intertexture, intertwinement, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, mesh, meshes, meshwork, net, netting, network, plexure, plexus, raddle, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, riddle, screen, screening, sieve, texture, tissue, tracery, trellis, trelliswork, wattle, weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork