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 ?
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.
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.
23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Communications, a world-class boutique public relations and communications firm, today announced it has been named public relations agency for O'verlays, the maker of lightweight, decorative fretwork panels designed for customizing IKEA furniture and other home decor products.
Allied to the perfect foil of McAlmont's impossible vocals and Butler's swaggering fretwork, it put goosebumps on goosebumps and evokes the best of Phil Spector's wall of sound era.
Yes, his fretwork is complicated but it's never showy - every note has a purpose, it's lean and means something.
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.
Whatever you chose to call them, they are perhaps the easiest clocks to recognise: all have a bell on top surrounded by a fretwork gallery, a weight to make the thing tick and chime and a short bob pendulum.
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.
Now in a completely revised and significantly expanded new edition, the "Complete Book of Gourd Carving: Ideas and Instructions for Fretwork, Relief, Chip Carving, and Other Decorative Methods" by gourd craft experts Jim Widess and Ginger Summit is a profusely and beautifully illustrated, 224 page compendium that is an essential guide to gourd carving and specifically addressing every method and style of the art.
Give a modern bookcase an aged feel by adding mouldings and fretwork panels and painting the whole lot.