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Definition of "drapery" []

  • Cloth or clothing gracefully arranged in loose folds. (noun)
  • A piece or pieces of heavy fabric hanging straight in loose folds, used as a curtain. (noun)
  • Cloth; fabric. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The business of a draper. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drapery" in a sentence
  • "Folded drapery is placed across the bust and over her shoulder."
  • "First to appear onstage, in front of the eponymous crimson drapery, is Nate Newton as Hieronymus the Host, a largely mute M.C. who's dressed like an organ-grinder's monkey, with red sequined suspenders and a too-small red sequined top hat."
  • "The hardware for such drapery is difficult to manage, especially those terrible drapery hooks."