macrame macrame  /ˈmæ krə ˌmeɪ/


  1. (n) a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords
  2. (v) make knotted patterns


  1. Perhaps most remarkable are the fabrics, which are woven in eleven intricate designs, some resembling knotted macrame, others fine mesh.
  2. Clinton's plan not only raises the top corporate tax rate to 36%, but also restores much of the fiscal macrame that enriches lawyers and tax accountants.
  3. One that will spare me having to trudge through a dillion flash-lit pictures of Zelda-themed macrame displayed on somebody's depressing-looking kitchen table.


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  1. "For me there was an instant connection on the most obtuse levels, with this weird fascination or absurdity of things like macrame owls and resin grapes and fake fruit," says Depp in his quiet, hesitant way. "Like plastic fruit on your table....
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Johnny Depp Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Maybe I'll go into teaching," Carlson told E&P, before adding wryly: "Maybe I'll make macrame hats. Or something the world really needs, like buggy whips. I don't know."
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: Stuart Carlson Source: Editor & Publisher

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