Pronunciation: (ap"li-kā'), [key]
—n., v., -quéd, -qué•ing.
1. ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material.
2. work so formed.
3. a decorative feature, as a sconce, applied to a surface.
to apply as appliqué to.
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