Macrame Definition

The technique or art of knotting lengths of cord or thread into decorative patterns.
Webster's New World
A kind of coarse lace or fringe produced in this way, used as a belt, necklace, wall hanging, edging, etc.
Webster's New World
Made of or by macramé
A macramé bracelet.
Webster's New World

Origin of Macrame

  • French from Italian macramè from Turkish makrama towel from Arabic miqrama embroidered veil from qarama to gnaw, nibble qrm in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian macramè, from Turkish makreme, from Arabic مقرمة (míqrama, “ornamental fringe, embroidered veil"), from مقرم (míqram, “bedspread")

    From Wiktionary

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