applique

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See also: appliqué

English[edit]

Detail of an appliqué by Venancio Restrepo, from Panama.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French appliqué.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈpliː.keɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæ.plɪˈ.keɪ/, /ˈæ.plɪ.keɪ/
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Noun[edit]

applique (countable and uncountable, plural appliques)

  1. (art) A decorative design made by cutting pieces of material and applying them to the surface of another for decoration.
    • 1980, “Quiche Lorraine”, in Wild Planet, performed by The B-52's:
      Has anybody seen a dog dyed dark green / [] / And designer jeans with appliques on it?

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Verb[edit]

applique (third-person singular simple present appliques, present participle appliqueing, simple past and past participle appliqued)

  1. (transitive, art) To decorate something in this way.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

applique f

  1. wall light

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: aplique

Verb[edit]

applique

  1. first-person singular present indicative of appliquer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of appliquer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of appliquer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of appliquer
  5. second-person singular imperative of appliquer

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

applique f (invariable)

  1. wall light