Definitions for valanceˈvæl əns, ˈveɪ ləns
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cornice, valance, valance board, pelmet(noun)
a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
Short curtain that hangs along the top edge of a window.
A decorative framework used to conceal the curtain mechanism and so on at the top of a window.
A short, decorative edging of cloth that hangs from the mattress to the floor.
hanging drapery for a bed, couch, window, or the like, especially that which hangs around a bedstead, from the bed to the floor
the drooping edging of the lid of a trunk. which covers the joint when the lid is closed
to furnish with a valance; to decorate with hangings or drapery
Origin: [Perhaps fr. OF. avalant descending, hanging down, p. pr. of avaler to go down, let down, descend (cf. Avalanche); but probably from the town of Valence in France.]
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