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  • adj. Having filigree ornamentation
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of filigree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Adorned with filigree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ornamented with filigree.


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  • Witty, larky, clever the swank man and the swankier woman recall the filigreed mysteries of Thirties Hollywood.

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  • Chocolate is still the king of beverages, often served in the same kind of filigreed gourds depicted on Classic Mayan vases.

    The Cuisine of Tabasco: Heartland Of Pre-Hispanic Cooking

  • He ranks today among the three greatest tenors of all time, but few see past the high, mighty and wind-blown peak of John Coltrane, the most recent mountain in that extended range, to see his more subtle, nuanced and filigreed art.

    Hail to the Pres: Celebrating Lester Young's Birthday

  • "Countdown" was a smart, progressive refuge and a reliable rebuke to rival Fox News Channel pundits where Olbermann would chronicle the day's events, interview guests, deliver blistering commentaries in filigreed prose, needle hand-picked scoundrels (as in his Worst Persons fixture), and wrap the whole package with literate trappings and pop-culture wit (his readings from James Thurber short stories were a regular feature).

    Keith Olbermann: Current TV Will Be All News In Prime Time

  • Oh, and I almost forgot—all of it is layered and leavened, feathered and filigreed in gruyere cheese.

    Hold the...Well, Nothing

  • The filigreed ironwork of a stairway saved from Louis Sullivan's demolished Chicago Stock Exchange leads unexpectedly to the second floor.

    The New World Reborn

  • The nose of this off-dry Riesling is a veritable floral cloud while the wine itself is fairly delicate, almost filigreed, with a long, stony finish.

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  • Now it was a stucco fantasyland of pink and yellow pastel villas with white filigreed shutters.

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  • The sharp-edged works made of hydrocal white gypsum cast intricate shadows and draw the visitors into their filigreed textures.

    Novel Approaches to Sculpture

  • Think arched sandstone porticos, elaborate geometric gardens and delicate filigreed windows.

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  • Filigreed is no match for colt avarice.

    February 8, 2009

  • used in a sentence:

    Filigreed to go to the prom with Charlie, provided he could wear the pumpkin chiffon bridesmaid's dress Lureen had broken a rib fighting for during the annual Groundhog's Day melee in Belinda's Bridal Basement Bonanza.

    February 8, 2009

  • –noun
    1. delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires, esp. lacy jewelers' work of scrolls and arabesques.
    2. anything very delicate or fanciful: a filigree of frost.
    3. composed of or resembling filigree.
    –verb (used with object)
    4. to adorn with or form into filigree.

    February 8, 2009