Definition of Guilloche

1. Noun. An architectural decoration formed by two intersecting wavy bands.

Generic synonyms: Architectural Ornament



Definition of Guilloche

1. n. An ornament in the form of two or more bands or strings twisted over each other in a continued series, leaving circular openings which are filled with round ornaments.

2. n. In ornamental art, any pattern made by interlacing curved lines.

Definition of Guilloche

1. Noun. A fine engraving pattern of spirals, intertwining bands, etc.; or the tool used to create such work. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guilloche

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guilloche

guilefulness
guilefulnesses
guileless
guilelessly
guilelessness
guilelessnesses
guiler
guilers
guiles
guiling
guillemet
guillemets
guilleminite
guillemot
guillemots
guilloche (current term)
guilloched
guilloches
guillotine
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guillotined
guillotines
guillotining
guilor
guilors
guilt
guilt-ridden
guilt-sick
guilt feelings

Literary usage of Guilloche

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1. Lombard Architecture by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1917)
"The guilloche is one of the most characteristic and important of all ornamental motives in use ... From the guilloche was undoubtedly derived the interlace, ..."

2. Hispano-Moresque Pottery in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America by Edwin Atlee Barber (1915)
"Around the foot, a guilloche border design. Arms of the house of Borghese. LUSTER.—Coppery, with iridescent reflections. Valencia (Manises). ..."

3. History of Ancient Pottery: Greek, Etruscan, and Roman by Henry Beauchamp Walters, Samuel Birch (1905)
"3). Like other patterns, it can be traced to a Mycenaean origin, being very FIG. 151. guilloche OR PLAIT-BAND (IONIC), ..."

4. Memorial Art, Ancient and Modern: Illustrations and Descriptions of the by Harry Augustus Bliss (1912)
"16 Torus of guilloche. 17 Torus of guilloche. 18 Torus of guilloche with ... 22 Torus of guilloche. 21 Torus of guilloche. 23 Egyptian square sinkage. ..."

5. Romano-British Mosaic Pavements: A History of Their Discovery and a Record by Thomas Morgan (1886)
"Outside is a braided guilloche border ; next to it a fillet; then a plain guilloche and another fillet; then a circular medallion in the centre, ..."

6. The Potters' Quarter by Agnes Newhall Stillwell, Jack Leonard Benson (1984)
"Double line along either edge of outer surface enclosing simple guilloche pattern with central dots. The clay and paint are very similar to those of 248 and ..."

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