Drapery - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdreɪpəri|  American pronunciation of the word drapery
Brit.  |ˈdreɪp(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word drapery


- hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window) (syn: curtain, drape, mantle, pall)
- cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds


The painter arranged several items among drapery and began to work.

...the drapery for the picture window matched the color of the furniture in the center of the room...

the drapery served organically to cover the Madonna

Word forms

singular: drapery
plural: draperies
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