Definition of Valenciennes in English:

Valenciennes

Pronunciation /vəˌlensēˈen/ /ˌvalən-/ /ˌvælənsiˈɛn/

noun

  • A type of bobbin lace.

    ‘The lace is really handmade Valenciennes.’
    ‘By the 19th century Valenciennes lace could be made by machine.’

Origin

Named after a town in NE France, where it was made in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Pronunciation

Valenciennes

/vəˌlensēˈen/ /ˌvalən-/ /ˌvælənsiˈɛn/