delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)
Syn: ↑filigree, ↑filagree
Derivationally related forms: ↑filigree (for: ↑filigree)
Hypernyms: ↑embellishment

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/fil"euh gree'/, n., adj., v.t., fillagreed, fillagreeing.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fillagree — n. variant spelling of {filigree}. Syn: filigree, filagree. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fillagree — /fil euh gree /, n., adj., v.t., fillagreed, fillagreeing. filigree. * * * …   Universalium

  • fillagree — fil•la•gree [[t]ˈfɪl əˌgri[/t]] n. adj. v. t. greed, gree•ing jew filigree …   From formal English to slang

  • filigree — /fil i gree /, n., adj., v., filigreed, filigreeing. n. 1. delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires, esp. lacy jewelers work of scrolls and arabesques. 2. anything very delicate or fanciful: a filigree of frost. adj. 3 …   Universalium

  • embellishment — noun 1. elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings • Syn: ↑embroidery • Derivationally related forms: ↑embroider (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

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