Definition of Greek fret
1. Noun. An ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief). "There was a simple fret at the top of the walls"
Generic synonyms: Architectural Ornament
Derivative terms: Fret, Fret
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greek Fret
Literary usage of Greek fret
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1. The Genesis of Art-form: An Essay in Comparative æsthetics Showing the by George Lansing Raymond (1893)
"62, or the Greek fret, Fig. 63. FIG. 63.—Greek fret. The charm of these lies in the repetition. In connection with such ornamentation we often find ..."
2. Art in Ornament and Dress by Charles Blanc (1877)
"Bent always at the same angle, and at equal distances, these bare lines form the winding ornament called the Greek fret, and they become imposing because ..."
3. An Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology: Explaining by John William Mollett (1883)
"Greek fret. ground of stucco. It was known to the ancients, and must be distinguished ... Greek fret. dry plaster commonly practised in Italy and Munich. ..."
4. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1887)
"The usual association of lotus rosettes with the "Greek" fret in Egyptian decoration ... The " Greek fret" is now well known to be an early Egyptian motive. ..."