filigree

filigree [ FIL-i-gree ]
noun, adjective, transitive verb ]
MEANING :
1. (n.) delicate and intricate ornamental work made from fine twisted wire of gold or silver
2. (n.) a delicate, intricate and fanciful ornamentation
3. (adj.) made of or resembling delicate and intricate ornaments
4. (tr. v.) to decorate with delicate and intricate design work
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
He was the best goldsmith in town and had a team of jewellery designers who were experts at filigree work.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
Each bore decoration in gold filigree, the applied wire fused with the metal beneath to form an invisible bond.
BBC, Hidden Treasure Fact Files, Dr Neil Faulkner, 5 November 2009.

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