fretwork


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fret·work

 (frĕt′wûrk′)
n.
1. Ornamental work consisting of three-dimensional frets; geometric openwork.
2. Such ornamental work represented two dimensionally by chiaroscuro.

fretwork

(ˈfrɛtˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Art Terms) decorative geometrical carving or openwork
2. (Art Terms) any similar pattern of light and dark
3. (Building) ornamental work of three-dimensional frets

fret•work

(ˈfrɛtˌwɜrk)

n.
ornamental work consisting of interlacing parts, esp. work with the design formed by perforation.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fretwork - framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metalfretwork - framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
lath - a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework
treillage, trellis - latticework used to support climbing plants
Translations

fretwork

[ˈfretwɜːk] Ncalado m

fretwork

[ˈfrɛtˌwɜːk] nlavoro di traforo
References in classic literature ?
Probabilities are as various as the faces to be seen at will in fretwork or paper-hangings: every form is there, from Jupiter to Judy, if you only look with creative inclination.
From the roofs and upper stories of these buildings, the spires of city churches and the great cathedral dome were visible, rising up beyond the prison, into the blue sky, and clad in the colour of light summer clouds, and showing in the clear atmosphere their every scrap of tracery and fretwork, and every niche and loophole.
But the walls were made of screens of marble tracery--beautiful milk-white fretwork, set with agates and cornelians and jasper and lapis lazuli, and as the moon came up behind the hill it shone through the open work, casting shadows on the ground like black velvet embroidery.
When implemented, the fretwork is expected to fill the gaps identified in the various education sectors in the Sultanate and contribute to achieving relevant national aims.
The Northern Ireland rocker, loved for his fretwork with Sweet Savage, Dio and Whitesnake before finding a permanent home with Def Leppard in 1992, is a deserving winner of this year's gong.
It's light and airy with the painted floorboards and walls, finished with ornate fretwork side tables instead of solid furniture.
Acetate frame Julian Beaumont '834' has a warm caramel front and smooth opal green sides that juxtapose the gold fretwork side joint details.
ABSTRACT: The white marble fretwork from 17th century Mughal architecture was investigated to formulate the conservation and restoration strategy and for reproduction in compatible materials.
Caption: The Fretwork ensemble from the Kelly Ripa Home collection.
The subtle beauty of these buildings, with their occasional splashes of opulent fretwork, now have to contend with a gargantuan block of faceless, bland, 'cookie cutter' apartments which do nothing for the look of such a special quarter of the city.
Both properties boast substantial terraces that provide city views through the iconic fretwork screen of the building, which was designed by Ken Shuttleworth's MAKE architects.
30pm) Fretwork Experience the bright new surface of contemporary music refracted through the warm dark glow of a 16th Century consort of viols with the renowned Fretwork.