Valance definition

văləns, vāləns
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An ornamental drapery hung across a top edge, as of a bed, table, or canopy.
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A short drapery, decorative board, or metal strip mounted especially across the top of a window to conceal structural fixtures.
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Short curtain that hangs along the top edge of a window.
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A short drapery or curtain hanging from the edge of a bed, shelf, table, etc., often to the floor.
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A decorative framework used to conceal the curtain mechanism and so on at the top of a window.
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(bedding) A short, decorative edging of cloth that hangs from the mattress to the floor.
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The drooping edging of the lid of a trunk, which covers the joint when the lid is closed.
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A short drapery or facing of wood or metal across the top of a window, concealing curtain rods, etc.
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To supply with valances or a valance.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
valance
Plural:
valances

Origin of valance

  • Middle English

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