Definitions for macraméˈmæk rəˌmeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mac•ra•méˈmæk rəˌmeɪ(n.)

or mac•ra•me

  1. Also called mac′ramé lace′. lacelike webbing made of knotted cord or yarn.

    Category: Clothing

  2. the technique of producing macramé.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of macramé:

1865–70; < F < It macramè kind of fringe < Turkish makrama napkin < Ar miqrama coverlet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. macrame(verb)

    a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords

  2. macrame(verb)

    make knotted patterns

    "macrame a plant holder"


  1. Macramé

    Macramé or macrame is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Its primary knots are the [square knot] and forms of "hitching": full hitch and double half hitches. It was long crafted by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms, to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships. Cavandoli macramé is a variety of macramé used to form geometric patterns and free-form patterns like weaving. The Cavandoli style is done mainly in a single knot, the double half-hitch knot. Reverse half hitches are sometimes used to maintain balance when working left and right halves of a balanced piece. Leather or fabric belts are another accessory often created via macramé techniques. Most friendship bracelets exchanged among schoolchildren and teens are created using this method. Vendors at theme parks, malls, seasonal fairs and other public places may sell macramé jewelry or decoration as well.

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the craft of tying thread, string etc in decorative knots.

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