Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Figuratively, heavily ‘embroidered’ with pompous diction: as, “much of the language is stiffly brocaded,”
  • Woven or worked into a brocade.
  • Dressed in brocade.
  • Decorated with flowers, etc., in relief: as, a brocaded silk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Woven or worked, as brocade, with gold and silver, or with raised flowers, etc.
  • adjective Dressed in brocade.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of brocade.
  • adjective Embellished with brocade

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Moll Flanders

  • In the deep archway were guards, dressed in brocaded and puffed suits, their long-handled spears beside them – who sat and threw dice.

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

  • 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.

    The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders

  • The helpers 1 of courtier Narito's daughter were dressed in brocaded karaginu, which was distinctive and pleasing even at night.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • 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.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • 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.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • All the chairs artistically upholstered in brocaded silks, were luxuriously easy.

    Nellie Bly's Book: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

  • 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.

    The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

  • He knew how to make money, and it showed in his amply padded frame and heavily brocaded, elegantly tailored London suits.

    George Washington’s First War

  • 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.

    The Memory Palace

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