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



BrE BrE//ˈtæpəstri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæpəstri//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. tapestries) Artwork and techniques, Crafts and skills
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a picture or pattern that is made by weaving coloured wool onto heavy cloth; the art of doing this medieval tapestries tapestry cushions crafts such as embroidery and tapestry See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Crafts and skills Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French tapisserie, from tapissier ‘tapestry worker’ or tapisser ‘to carpet’, from tapis ‘carpet, tapis’.
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