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



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːkɪtri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrkɪtri//
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patterns or pictures made of pieces of wood on the surface of furniture, etc.; the art of making these patterns Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French marqueterie, from marqueter ‘to variegate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: marquetry