- 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), mac·ra·méd or mac·ra·méed, mac·ra·mé·ing.
- 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
n.1869, from French macramé, from Turkish maqrama “towel, napkin,” from Arabic miqramah “embroidered veil.”