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Meaning of "millefiori" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MILLEFIORI

From Italian: thousand flowers.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MILLEFIORI

millefiori  [ˌmɪlɪˈfjɔːrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MILLEFIORI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Millefiori is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MILLEFIORI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Millefiori

Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" and "fiori". Apsley Pellatt was the first to use the term "millefiori", which appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1849. The beads were called mosaic beads before then. While the use of this technique long precedes the term "millefiori", it is now frequently associated with Venetian glassware. More recently, the millefiori technique has been applied to polymer clays and other materials. Because polymer clay is quite pliable and does not need to be heated and reheated to fuse it, it is a much easier medium in which to produce millefiori patterns than glass. Millefiori glass pendant...

Definition of millefiori in the English dictionary

The definition of millefiori in the dictionary is decorative glassware in which coloured glass rods are fused and cut to create flower patterns: an ancient technique revived in Venice in the sixteenth century and in France and England in the nineteenth century.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MILLEFIORI


corey
ˈkɔːrɪ
Cori
ˈkɔːrɪ
cory
ˈkɔːrɪ
dory
ˈdɔːrɪ
flory
ˈflɔːrɪ
glory
ˈɡlɔːrɪ
gory
ˈɡɔːrɪ
lory
ˈlɔːrɪ
Maggiore
ˌmædʒɪˈɔːrɪ
Maury
ˈmɔːrɪ
Montessori
ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːrɪ
MORI
ˈmɔːrɪ
nori
ˈnɔːrɪ
pory
ˈpɔːrɪ
roary
ˈrɔːrɪ
rory
ˈrɔːrɪ
storey
ˈstɔːrɪ
story
ˈstɔːrɪ
Tory
ˈtɔːrɪ
two-storey
ˈtuːˈstɔːrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MILLEFIORI

milled
millefeuille
millefleur
millefleurs
millenarian
millenarianism
millenaries
millenarism
millenary
millennia
millennial
millennialism
millennialist
millennially
millennianism
millenniarism
millennium
Millennium Bridge
millennium bug

WORDS THAT END LIKE MILLEFIORI

a fortiori
a posteriori
a priori
gori
hori
koori
memento mori
Moriori
poori
Pori
pylori
Ruwenzori
satori
signiori
signori
sori
tandoori
tori
yakitori
zori

Synonyms and antonyms of millefiori in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «millefiori» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MILLEFIORI

Find out the translation of millefiori to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of millefiori from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «millefiori» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

琉璃
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

millefiori
570 millions of speakers

English

millefiori
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Millefiori
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ميلفيوري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тысячецветник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

millefiori
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

millefiori
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

millefiori
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Millefiori
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Millefiori
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ミッレフィオーリ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

를 Millefiori
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Millefiori
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Millefiori
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

millefiori
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिललेफोरि
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

millefiori
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

millefiori
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

millefiori
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тисячецветнік
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Millefiori
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

millefiori
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

millefiori
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

millefiori
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Millefiori
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of millefiori

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MILLEFIORI»

The term «millefiori» is regularly used and occupies the 60.302 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MILLEFIORI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about millefiori

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MILLEFIORI»

Discover the use of millefiori in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to millefiori and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and ...
There must be a thousand ways to make beautiful millefiori . . . explore them all in The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Donna Kato, 2011
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Mosaic Renaissance: Millefiori in Mosaics
A resource on mosaic art offers an introduction to basic supplies and cutting techniques; more than 60 patterns; 10 projects, such as a light-switch plate and a wine bottle; and a gallery of work by mosaic artists--all in a book with 300 ...
Laurel Skye, 2009
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The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland
m blue green mm red (:1 white 43 Glass ~working: a. millefiori rod, b. end of millefiori rod, c. end of I millefiori rod in copper~alloy holder, Garranes (after 0 Riorda'in, SP. 1942); d. clay mould and glass stud, Lagore (after Hencken 1 95 o) . the ...
Nancy Edwards, 2013
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Fast Fun & Easy Needle Felting: 8 Techniques & Projects — ...
El Wool felt in several colors El Wool roving in coordinating colors El Small scraps of yarn in coordinating colors El 1 yard waxed linen thread El 3/4” button This great project idea from artists Alison and Tracy Stillwell showcases millefiori and ...
Lynne Farris, 2010
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
About 1845 in Murano, Venice, the glassmakcr Pie- tro Bigaglia (1786-1876) produced the earliest millefiori paperweights, which fell out of favour c 1852 but were revived in the 1870s. However, the finest examples were produced in France at ...
Gordon Campbell, 2006
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The Illustrated Bead Bible: Terms, Tips & Techniques
millefiori beads The Italian word millefiori, meaning "thousand flowers," is a glassmaking technique with its origins in Alexandria in the third century B.C. and Rome in the first century a.d. Millefiori beads were made by what was then called  ...
Theresa Flores Geary, 2008
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Mosaics Piece by Piece
MILLEFIORI. FRAMES. Tips. &. Tricks. ♢ Make sure that you press all the pieces into the adhesive compound well, especially the little beads for the green frame, otherwise they will fall off after drying. Should this happen, they can be re- glued  ...
‎2007
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Nishapur: Glass of the Early Islamic Period
Millefiori Glass The glass technique called millefiori (thousand flowers) is among those not well represented in the excavation finds. Except for a single game piece unearthed during a trial dig in South Horn (the only glass find recorded at that ...
Jens Kröger, 1995
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Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2013
Baccarat squirrel gridel paperweight, large silhouette of white squirrel on black ground surrounded by five concentric millefiori rings including a ring of 18 additional silhouettes, signed with “B 1972” signature/date cane and also signed on ...
Eric Bradley, 2012
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How to Make Clay Characters
Several clay manufacturers produce ready-made clay millefiori canes that may be used for your project. 1f using these ready-made canes, be sure to warm them before attempting to manipulate them, as they may be somewhat brittle from ...
Maureen Carlson, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MILLEFIORI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term millefiori is used in the context of the following news items.
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United States Of DIY: Nearly Half Of All Millennials Are Interested In …
... Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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Jarden Announces Common Stock Offering
... Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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Yankee Candle Harvests the Autumn Season's Splendor with New …
... Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, Yankee Candle® and YOU®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
4
Shaky Worms Still A Staple in Bass Fishing
... Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, ... «Beach Carolina Magazine, Jul 15»
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Made From Here: It's International Can-It-Forward Day, Live From …
... Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, Yankee ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
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Olympus Partners to exit Waddington in $1.35 bln sale
... Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, ... «Thomson Reuters' peHUB, Jul 15»
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The Hermès Arceau Temari: Stones Here And Stones There
... cloisonné enamel, miniature painting, millefiori crystalwork, stone setting, and others are presented as magical creations by master craftsman ... «Quill & Pad, Jul 15»
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Jarden Announces Date For Release Of Second Quarter 2015 Results
... Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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Global Air Fresheners Industry
RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-30Assietta Divests Stake in Millefiori to Jarden II-30Rexam Divests Home and Personal Care Business II-307. «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Rest of your summer events preview
Find inspiration in Dale Chihuly's Millefiori (Italian for "thousand flowers") and the Glasshouse—Monarch Window. Adults are welcome to ... «Springfield News-Leader, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Millefiori [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/millefiori>. Oct 2022 ».
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