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featherstitch

feath·er·stitch
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er-stich]
    • /ˈfɛð ərˌstɪtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er-stich]
    • /ˈfɛð ərˌstɪtʃ/

Definitions of featherstitch word

  • noun featherstitch an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem. 1
  • verb with object featherstitch to ornament by featherstitch. 1
  • noun featherstitch Ornamental zigzag sewing. 1
  • noun featherstitch a zigzag embroidery stitch 0
  • verb featherstitch to decorate (cloth) with featherstitch 0
  • noun featherstitch an embroidery stitch forming a zigzag line 0

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Origin of featherstitch

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35; feather + stitch

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Parts of speech for Featherstitch

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

featherstitch popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

featherstitch usage trend in Literature

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