Definition of valance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    valance

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈvæləns//
     
     
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  1. 1 a strip of wood or cloth above a window that hides the curtain rail
  2. 2 a narrow piece of cloth like a short curtain that hangs around the frame of a bed, under a shelf, etc.
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