applique (third-person singular simple present appliques, present participle appliqueing, simple past and past participle appliqued)
1.ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material.
2.work so formed.
3.a decorative feature, as a sconce, applied to a surface.
4.to apply as appliqué to.
1. a decoration or trimming of one material sewn or otherwise fixed onto another
2. the practice of decorating in this way verb -qués, -quéing, -quéd
3. (transitive) to sew or fix (a decoration) on as an appliqué Word OriginC18, from French, literally, appliedCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1841, from French appliqué "work applied or laid on another material," noun use of past participle of appliquer "to apply" (12c.), from Latin applicare (see apply).
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