1. an elaborately patterned lacelike webbing made of hand-knotted cord, yarn, or the like, and used for wall decorations, hanging baskets, garments, accessories, etc.
  2. the technique or art of producing macramé.

verb (used with object), mac·ra·méd or mac·ra·méed, mac·ra·mé·ing.

  1. to make or produce using macramé: to macramé a wall hanging.


  1. a type of ornamental work made by knotting and weaving coarse thread into a pattern

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

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