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



    BrE BrE//friːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//friːz//
    Artwork and techniques, Interior décor
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  1. 1a border that goes around the top of a room or building with pictures or carvings on it See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Interior décor
  2. 2a long narrow picture, usually put up in a school, that children have made or that teaches them something The children made a frieze showing traders and their camels crossing the desert.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French frise, from medieval Latin frisium, variant of frigium, from Latin Phrygium (opus) ‘(work) of Phrygia’, an ancient region of west central Asia Minor.
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