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Coarse lacework made by weaving and knotting cords into a pattern.

[French, from Italian macramè, from Turkish makrama, towel, from Arabic miqrama, embroidered veil, from qarama, to gnaw, nibble; see qrm in Semitic roots.]


(Crafts) a type of ornamental work made by knotting and weaving coarse thread into a pattern
[C19: via French and Italian from Turkish makrama towel, from Arabic migramah striped cloth]


or mac•ra•me

(ˈmæk rəˌmeɪ)

1. Also called mac′ramé lace′. lacelike webbing made of knotted cord or yarn.
2. the technique of producing macramé.
[1865–70; < French < Italian macramè kind of fringe < Turkish makrama napkin < Arabic miqrama coverlet]


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Ornamental work created by weaving and knotting coarse thread into patterns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macramé - a relatively coarse lacemacrame - a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords
lace - a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
Verb1.macramé - make knotted patternsmacrame - make knotted patterns; "macrame a plant holder"
knot - make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted her fingers"
نَسيج مُخَرَّم غَليظ
düğümlü örgümakrame


[məˈkrɑːmɪ] Nmacramé m


nMakramee nt


[məˈkrɑːmɪ] nmacramè m


(məˈkraːmi) noun
the craft of tying thread, string etc in decorative knots.
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In an unclouded harmony of tastes and interests they cultivated ferns in Wardian cases, made macrame lace and wool embroidery on linen, collected American revolutionary glazed ware, subscribed to "Good Words," and read Ouida's novels for the sake of the Italian atmosphere.
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THERE are some great bags about for summer and among them this lovely, lovely cream leather macrame bag from designer John Rocha, which is pounds 60 at Debenhams.
It contains the 3-inch ceramic basket, an aroma therapy necklace, a ``worry'' rock, an angel note pad, a Victorian picture frame, an aroma therapy candle, an inspirational book and a macrame bracelet.
One luxurious velvet program from CHF has satin on one side and velvet on the other, with attached rings; another has an intricate macrame attached.
It includes trays, pictures on my wall, postcards, teapots, a clock, slippers, a shoe horn, a macrame towel hanger, book ends, jugs, ash trays, door stops, an envelope opener, plates brooches, cuddly toys including the owl from Harry Potter, key rings, key holders, candles, garden ornaments, a musical fountain, money boxes, tiny pencil tops and an owl lollipop.
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Each plant grows up a length of macrame jute-it's much softer than nursery twine-that runs from the wire to the base of the tomato; the knot around the tomato's main trunk is loose so it won't strangle the plant.