[ val-uh ns, vey-luh ns ]
/ ˈvæl əns, ˈveɪ ləns /
a short curtain or piece of drapery that is hung from the edge of a canopy, from the frame of a bed, etc.
a short ornamental piece of drapery placed across the top of a window.
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Origin of valance
1400–50; late Middle English; perhaps after Valence, French city noted for cloth-making
OTHER WORDS FROM valanceval·anced, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH valancevalance valence
Words nearby valance
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British Dictionary definitions for valanced
/ (ˈvæləns) /
a short piece of drapery hung along a shelf, canopy, or bed, or across a window, to hide structural detail
Derived forms of valancevalanced, adjective
Word Origin for valance
C15: perhaps named after Valence, France, town noted for its textiles
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