Definition of drapery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdreɪpəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdreɪpəri//
    (pl. draperies)
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  1. 1[uncountable] (also draperies [plural]) cloth or clothing hanging in loose folds a cradle swathed in draperies and blue ribbon The style is noted for its flowing drapery.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] (North American English) = drape
  3. 3[uncountable] (old-fashioned) cloth and materials for sewing sold by a draper a drapery shop/business compare dry goods
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘cloth, fabrics’): from Old French draperie, from drap ‘cloth’, from late Latin drappus.
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