filigree filigree  /ˈfɪ lə ˌɡri/


  1. (n) delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)
  2. (v) make filigree, as with a precious metal



  1. Long ago filigree earrings, hairpins and heavy silver belts were a vital part of Balkan wedding gear, but those days are gone.
  2. Despite the stately filigree Elizabeth had embroidered onto the Windsor facade, Diana found the dynasty dysfunctional, uncertain of its work, in truth more a firm than a family.
  3. And even a longtime Adamophobe has to admit that Sandler is an agreeable presence here, and that the film has some funny filigree work to offset the oppressive schematics.


  • Today's events (June 10)

    by Art: Silversmithing and Design Show Meet the Stanford University students who have designed and fabricated objects, all made from precious metals, using techniques such as investment casting, reticulation, granulations, filigree and mokume gane. The event is tonight, June 10, at 5 p.m. in Studio 1, Peterson Building 550 on 416 Escondido Mall. Books: Panel Reading Edited by ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Palo Alto Weekly


  1. Soderbergh says he's not worried that such things will date "GFE" ("It's hardly central to the movie. It's a nice filigree."
    on May 22, 2009 By: Steven Soderbergh Source: Pasadena Star-News

  2. "The opulence will be in the costumes," Murphy says. "The set is very sculptural, not a painted drop cloth and gold filigree."
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Graeme Murphy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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