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val·ance

 (văl′əns, vā′ləns)
n.
1. An ornamental drapery hung across a top edge, as of a bed, table, or canopy.
2. A short drapery, decorative board, or metal strip mounted especially across the top of a window to conceal structural fixtures.
tr.v. val·anced, val·anc·ing, val·anc·es
To supply with valances or a valance.

[Middle English.]
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valance

(ˈvæləns)
n
(Textiles) a short piece of drapery hung along a shelf, canopy, or bed, or across a window, to hide structural detail
[C15: perhaps named after Valence, France, town noted for its textiles]
ˈvalanced adj
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val•ance

(ˈvæl əns, ˈveɪ ləns)

n.
1. a short ornamental piece of drapery, wood, metal, etc., placed across the top of a window.
2. a short curtain or piece of drapery hung from the edge of a canopy, the frame of a bed, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English; perhaps after Valence, French city noted for cloth-making]
val′anced, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valance - a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casingvalance - a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
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Translations

valance

[ˈvæləns] N (on bed) → cenefa f; (on curtains) [of wood] → galería f; [of fabric] → cenefa f
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valance

[ˈvæləns] n [bed] → tour m de lit
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valance

n (round bed frame) → Volant m; (on window) → Querbehang m, → Schabracke f; (wooden) → Blende f; (US: = pelmet) → Zierleiste f
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valance

[ˈvæləns] nvolant m inv, balza
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References in classic literature ?
Large valances of silk, embroidered with flowers of gay colors, which were rather faded, fell from the wide windows; the fittings of the room were simple, but in excellent taste.
When young Amory de Valance was here last Lammastide he looked kindly upon the girl, and even spoke of taking her into his service.
The farther end of the room was completely filled by a four-post bedstead, with a scalloped valance for decoration.
LeWitt's installation at VI, VII suspended a garland of layered "valances" from a row of palm-size rectangular polyurethane blocks that trailed along three walls of the gallery, leaving the window front as the only surface not covered in "curtains." Each valance consisted of scalloped progressions of looped strips of latex and plastic vinyl in varying colors, lengths, and degrees of translucence.
One other idea could be to introduce a patterned throw onto the arm of the sofa; it's a more Q: Are curtain valances still in fashion?
ZENA SAYS: None of the high street stores sell valances in that size but you can buy a fitted sheet from John Lewis.
Layering of panels, valances or dual shading will help keep unwanted heat out.
The valances, also manufactured by Springs, were in a separate section and displayed in a similar manner.
These systems use either insulated metal ceiling panels with water tubing bonded to them or exposed metal panels called valances. A separated ducted air conditioning system is used to provide dehumidified and cooled ventilation air to the space.
Jessica's window valances were created out of extra pillow shams and some ball fringe purchased by the yard at Hobby Lobby.
Eventually, however, Lassalle found her way to the talent that is her business today: custom glass-mosaic work, which adorns everything from cabinets to tabletops and window valances. Although she's marketed some pieces through regional and national catalogues before, Lassalle is now officially hanging up a shingle--"Mosaics by Randy Lassalle"-outside her Siesta Key home studio.