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appliqué

[ap-li-key] /ˌæp lɪˈkeɪ/
noun
1.
ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material.
2.
work so formed.
3.
a decorative feature, as a sconce, applied to a surface.
verb (used with object), appliquéd, appliquéing.
4.
to apply as appliqué to.
Origin of appliqué
1835-1845
1835-45; < French: applied, fastened to, past participle of appliquer to apply
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  • "Cut-work" is embroidery that is cut out and appliqued, or sewed on another material.

  • The grand sorcerer wore a robe of moss-green velvet embroidered with appliqued white silk lace, resembling lotus bloom.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
  • Sometimes designs are appliqued on with some regard for coloring.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for appliqued

appliqué

/æˈpliːkeɪ/
noun
1.
a decoration or trimming of one material sewn or otherwise fixed onto another
2.
the practice of decorating in this way
verb -qués, -quéing, -quéd
3.
(transitive) to sew or fix (a decoration) on as an appliqué
Word Origin
C18: from French, literally: applied
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Word Origin and History for appliqued

applique

n.

1841, from French appliqué "work applied or laid on another material," noun use of past participle of appliquer "to apply" (12c.), from Latin applicare (see apply).

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