Filigree: Word of the Day

Filigree, n.
Delicate ornamental work of twisted gold, silver, or other wire.

The old chalice was tarnished, but the filigree work was exquisite.

Alternate usage:

“Phil won’t go.”

“What?  But it’s our annual hunting trip!”

“You talk to him.  Maybe you can make Phil agree.”

How will you use filigree in a sentence today?


2 responses to “Filigree: Word of the Day

  1. The cake prepared for the wedding, displayed a filigree of sculptured icings and ornamental flowers.

  2. It remains one of my favourite words; I find it pretty on the tongue.

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