[ UK /tˈæpəstɹˌi/ ]
[ US /ˈtæpəstɹi/ ]
  1. something that resembles a tapestry in its intricacy
    the tapestry of European history
  2. a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric often with pictorial designs
  3. a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
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How To Use tapestry In A Sentence

  • Each piece of tapestry from each school carries the names of town lands, mountains, rivers, lakes, castles, churches, friaries, wells, ringforts, and passageways.
  • In the medieval Hall of St Mary, Green Men occur as bosses, corbels, in tapestry, and in stained glass.
  • She alerts her sister Procne by weaving the tale into a tapestry — then the sisters plot against Tereus. See Delphi and Die
  • His stylish and decorative mythological paintings, tapestry cartoons, and designs for porcelain provided the setting for the lives of the rich and fashionable.
  • When she tried to look at anything else, the imperfections and the failings leapt out at her, the single thread unravelling in the otherwise perfect tapestry.
  • The tapestry from Raphael's cartoon of "The Miraculous Draught of Fishes" is a very remarkable work of art, and one which stands alone in modern needlework. Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
  • the tapestry of European history
  • Her meticulous attention to detail means she also spends considerable time researching pieces before she begins the restoration and she is currently studying the tapestry detail on the seats.
  • It is now hoped to put a tapestry behind the tabernacle with a light shining on it.
  • He thought it would win him extra respect in his neighbourhood, where murders, shoot-outs and drug deals were all part of life's rich tapestry.
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