guilloche definition

  • noun:
    • Architecture An ornamental edge formed of several curved bands that interlace to repeat a circular design.
    • a superb engraving pattern of spirals, intertwining groups, etc.; or the device used to produce such work.
    • An ornament in the shape of several rings or strings turned over both in a continued show, making circular openings that are filled with circular ornaments.
    • In decorative art, any design created by interlacing curved lines.
    • An ornamental design made up of intersecting curved lines, as the usual design of watch-cases; in design, an ornament by means of several groups or ribbons interlacing or braided or turned over both to be able to duplicate exactly the same figure in a continued group of spirals. The word is applied, but improperly, to a fret.
    • an architectural decoration formed by two intersecting wavy rings
  • others:
    • To decorate with intersecting curved lines, or with any structure composed of curved lines.

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