drapery drapery  /d ˈreɪ pə ri/


  1. (n) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  2. (n) cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds



  1. She concealed her slenderness in an embonpoint of drapery, revealed the toes of her slippers.
  2. A throne would be set up for Pius XII and drapery-covered benches for the cardinals.
  3. I don't think a little drapery will hurt.



    Drapery was hung and flags lowered as life in New Albany came to a standstill on a Friday afternoon in August of 1876. Michael C. Kerr, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and resident of the river town, had died only days before of tuberculosis at a spa in West Virginia, a place he had traveled to recuperate from his lengthy illness.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Evening News and Tribune

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  1. We do, unfortunately, live, as Edmund Burke lamented, in an age of "economists and calculators" who are eager to reduce all things to the dust of numeracy, neglecting what Burke called "the decent drapery of life."
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Edmund Burke Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "I was born in Chicago and my dad was a small business man - I mean a small business man - he had a small drapery business where he would actually print drapery fabrics and travel around and sell them and he usually enlisted my mother, my brothers,...
    on Apr 26, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CBS News

  3. "Although the hands are close to the body, they are completely formed, which is very hard to do, and you can see the veins on his arms," said Nicholas Penny, the gallery's sculpture curator. "The drapery that forms Christ's loincloth is paper...
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Nicholas Penny Source: New York Times

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