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Ornamental trimming for a garment, as braid, lace, or metallic beads.

[French, from passement, ornamental braid, cloth, from Old French, a passing, from passer, to pass; see pass.]


(pæsˈmɛntrɪ; French pɑsmɑ̃tri)
(Textiles) a decorative trimming of gimp, cord, beads, braid, etc
[C16: from Old French passement, from passer to trim, pass]


(pæsˈmɛn tri)

trimming of braid, cord, bead, etc., in any of various forms.
[1850–55; < French, Middle French, = passement(er) to trim (v. derivative of passement trimming, Old French: passage; see pass, -ment) + -erie -ery]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passementerie - a decoration or adornment on a garmentpassementerie - a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
braiding, gold braid, braid - trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
miniver - trimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey fur
rickrack, ricrac - a narrow zigzag ribbon used as trimming
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The designer, who is often influenced by her travels, was inspired by handmade antique passementarie trim seen in a grand old hotel in Santiago, Chile for Tassel.