Greek fret


Greek fret
noun
an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
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there was a simple fret at the top of the walls

Syn: ↑fret, ↑Greek key, ↑key pattern
Derivationally related forms: ↑fret (for: ↑fret)
Hypernyms: ↑architectural ornament

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noun or greek key
Usage: usually capitalized G
: fret IV 2

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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