Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Woven or worked into a brocade.
- Dressed in brocade.
- Decorated with flowers, etc., in relief: as, a brocaded silk.
- Figuratively, heavily ‘embroidered’ with pompous diction: as, “much of the language is stiffly brocaded,”
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Woven or worked, as brocade, with gold and silver, or with raised flowers, etc.
- adj. Dressed in brocade.
- adj. embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
“I saw the doors open, and furnished myself, as I though verily without being perceived, with two pieces of flowered silks, such as they call brocaded silk, very rich.”
“In the deep archway were guards, dressed in brocaded and puffed suits, their long-handled spears beside them – who sat and threw dice.”
“The helpers 1 of courtier Narito's daughter were dressed in brocaded karaginu, which was distinctive and pleasing even at night.”
“Another portrait of a great-grandmother enchanted me then, as it has done ever since, a charming young woman seated, with her hands folded before her, her golden hair unpowdered, her dress of citron-colored satin brocaded with bunches of pale, bright flowers.”
“On festal occasions, Christmas, Easter, or his fête-day, he became a magnificent figure in brocaded coat and white-satin waistcoat and knee-breeches; he had diamond shoe - and knee-buckles, diamond buttons on his waistcoat, and golden aiguillettes looped across his breast and shoulder.”
“All the chairs artistically upholstered in brocaded silks, were luxuriously easy.”
“It was but three days after this, that not at all made cautious by my former danger, as I used to be, and still pursuing the art which I had so long been employed in, I ventured into a house where I saw the doors open, and furnished myself, as I though verily without being perceived, with two pieces of flowered silks, such as they call brocaded silk, very rich.”
“He knew how to make money, and it showed in his amply padded frame and heavily brocaded, elegantly tailored London suits.”
“I want her to come back and take me home and I want her to leave me there and let me finish my drawing, get the details in—the gold brocaded cuffs and collar, those eyes that keep on staring.”
“Paolina, lavishly brocaded, displays the feminine emblems of the citizen-nobility's economic power.”
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