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[mak-ruh-mey] /ˈmæk rəˌmeɪ/

an elaborately patterned lacelike webbing made of hand-knotted cord, yarn, or the like, and used for wall decorations, hanging baskets, garments, accessories, etc.
the technique or art of producing macramé.
verb (used with object), macraméd or macraméed, macraméing.
to make or produce using macramé:
to macramé a wall hanging.
a type of ornamental work made by knotting and weaving coarse thread into a pattern

1869, from French macramé, from Turkish maqrama “towel, napkin,” from Arabic miqramah “embroidered veil.”


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