A heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design.(noun)
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Use "brocade" in a sentence
"At a time when the market was full of what she called "brocade and chintz with cabbage roses," Florence introduced a style of her own influenced by the modernism of the Bauhaus school, and the hand-woven fabrics and prints she commissioned were clean and sophisticated, with few frills."
"He is a gentleman, affable, well dressed in Chinese brocade, and less unresponsive than are most Chinese; it was indeed a pleasure to be "conducted" by him."
"His wife rustled by his side in brocade which might almost stand alone for stiffness, propped upon heels that gave a majestic altitude to her tall, thin figure."