Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ornamental trimming made by leaving a long fringe of thread and knotting the threads together so as to form geometrical patterns. Also called knotted-bar work.

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

  • noun the art of tying knots in patterns.
  • noun a coarse lace, made by weaving and knotting cords; macrame lace.

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

  • noun Alternative spelling of macramé.

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

  • verb make knotted patterns
  • noun a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords

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Examples

  • To be honest, every time I see the word macrame, I think of this Portland restaurant called the Daily Planet - a burger and fries kind of restaurant/pub - that has these huge macrame plant and light fixture things hanging from the ceiling all made of jute.

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  • Now, imagine how years of fry-cooking grease-laden air will affect that jute rope they are made of and what it may look like if seldom cleaned and you will get an idea why I only went there once and why the word macrame is terribly unappealing.

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  • July 24, 2008 at 8:05 am too peeps make a tie three peeps make a brayd moar than three sumtimez iz called a macrame

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  • Years and years ago, in the dark ages when I was a young teenager, it was fashionable to fill your room with houseplants - spider plants, philodendron, ferns, ivy-green leggy things cradled in macrame hangars or tucked into brightly colored ceramic pots.

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  • I swear he has a macrame owl hanging in every one of his films.

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  • If you encounter macrame, leave the practice, consult a soothsayer.

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  • Here in the deepest, darkest corners, the roots are spreading, fine threads silvering the soil, a delicate macrame of pale tendrils and wet earth.

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  • Years and years ago, in the dark ages when I was a young teenager, it was fashionable to fill your room with houseplants - spider plants, philodendron, ferns, ivy-green leggy things cradled in macrame hangars or tucked into brightly colored ceramic pots.

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  • But where is the book explaining how to make the macrame plant holders?

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  • Or is it like macrame - full hitch & double half hitches

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