Definitions for valanceˈvæl əns, ˈveɪ ləns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cornice, valance, valance board, pelmet(noun)

    a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing

Wiktionary

  1. valance(Noun)

    Short curtain that hangs along the top edge of a window.

  2. valance(Noun)

    A decorative framework used to conceal the curtain mechanism and so on at the top of a window.

  3. valance(Noun)

    A short, decorative edging of cloth that hangs from the mattress to the floor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valance(noun)

    hanging drapery for a bed, couch, window, or the like, especially that which hangs around a bedstead, from the bed to the floor

  2. Valance(noun)

    the drooping edging of the lid of a trunk. which covers the joint when the lid is closed

  3. Valance(verb)

    to furnish with a valance; to decorate with hangings or drapery

  4. 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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