Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs

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Alternate forms of Tracery

Hyponyms: fan tracery

Hypernyms: decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Origin of the word Tracery

  1. mid-15c., "a place for drawing," formed in English from trace (v.) + -ery. Architectural sense, in reference to intersecting rib work in the upper part of a gothic window, is attested from 1660s. "Introduced by Wren, who described it as a masons' term," according to Weekley. more

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