ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material.
work so formed.
a decorative feature, as a sconce, applied to a surface.
verb (used with object), appliquéd, appliquéing.
to apply as appliqué to.

1835–45; < French: applied, fastened to, past participle of appliquer to apply Unabridged
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appliqué (æˈpliːkeɪ)
1.  a decoration or trimming of one material sewn or otherwise fixed onto another
2.  the practice of decorating in this way
vb , -qués, -quéing, -quéd
3.  (tr) to sew or fix (a decoration) on as an appliqué
[C18: from French, literally: applied]

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Word Origin & History

1841, from Fr. appliqué "work applied or laid on another material," pp. of appliquer "to apply" (12c.), from L. applicare (see apply).
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Example sentences
Features applique cap logo, embroidered logo, tech pocket and woven label.
Features embroidered team logo on one side and fashion script satin applique on opposite side.
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