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filigree

fil·i·gree (fil·a·gree)

filigree (filagree)

 
pronunciation:
fI l gri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: intricate, lacy ornamental work made of twisted metal wires or pierced metal, as in jewelry.
definition 2: any intricate, lacy pattern or form.
To ornament the pillow, she embroidered a filigree in purple and gold thread along each edge.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: made of or similar to filigree.
a filigree bracelet
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: filigreed, filigreeing, filigrees
definition: to decorate with or make into filigree.
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The word filigree contains the following part:
fil2 Latin root that means thread, line
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