What is another word for drapes?

Pronunciation: [dɹˈe͡ɪps] (IPA)

The word "drapes" can refer to a variety of window treatments, including curtains, blinds, shades, and valances. "Curtains" are typically made of fabric and can be pulled back to allow light in, while "blinds" and "shades" are typically made of slats or panels that can be adjusted for light control. "Valances" refer to decorative pieces of fabric that hang over the top of a window. Other synonyms for "drapes" include "drapery," "window coverings," and "window treatments." Whether you prefer the elegance of curtains or the functionality of blinds, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to dressing your windows.

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Usage examples for Drapes

He drapes himself on a chair, gets his little silver-headed stick balanced just so between his knees, pulls his trousers up to high-water mark, and takes an inventory of me from the mat up.
"Shorty McCabe"
Sewell Ford
The sweeping boughs of giant cocoanut trees make a green twilight beneath their interwoven fronds, Bougainvillea drapes crumbling wall and forest tree with curtains of roseate purple, and thatched stalls of tropical fruits and glowing flowers brighten the dusky avenues with patches of vivid colour.
"Through the Malay Archipelago"
Emily Richings
Nottingham-lace curtains with sham drapes woven into them.
"Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl"
Fannie Hurst

Famous quotes with Drapes

  • If you travel to the States... they have a lot of different words than like what we use. For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift'; they say 'drapes', we say 'curtains'; they say 'president', we say 'seriously deranged git.'
    Alexei Sayle
  • I like to touch things. In my house I have a lot of velvet drapes and thick, lush couches.
    Tom Sizemore
  • Sexiness should not be overt. Something shapeless that drapes across your hip, hangs off the shoulder; something that cowls in the front, drapes low in the back, that's sexy.
    Rachel Zoe
  • When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes
    Christian Cardell Corbet
  • Making models was reputed to be hugely enjoyable... But when you got the kit home and opened the box the contents turned out to be of a uniform leaden gray or olive green, consisting of perhaps sixty thousand tiny parts, some no larger than a proton, all attached in some organic, inseparable way to plastic stalks like swizzle sticks. The tubes of glue by contrast were the size of large pastry tubes. No matter how gently you depressed them they would blurp out a pint or so of a clear viscous goo whose one instinct was to attach itself to some foreign object—a human finger, the living-room drapes, the fur of a passing animal—and become an infinitely long string. Any attempt to break the string resulted in the creation of more strings. Within moments you would be attached to hundreds of sagging strands, all connected to something that had nothing to do with model airplanes or World War II. The only thing the glue wouldn’t stick to, interestingly, was a piece of plastic model; then it just became a slippery lubricant that allowed any two pieces of model to glide endlessly over each other, never drying. The upshot was that after about forty minutes of intensive but troubled endeavor you and your immediate surroundings were covered in a glistening spiderweb of glue at the heart of which was a gray fuselage with one wing on upside down and a pilot accidentally but irremediably attached by his flying cap to the cockpit ceiling. Happily by this point you were so high on the glue that you didn’t give a shit about the pilot, the model, or anything else.
    Bill Bryson

Related words: curtains, window treatments, curtain rods, window treatments for sliding doors, fabric drapes, drapes for doorways, drapes for windows

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