Definition of 'patchwork'
Example sentences containing 'patchwork'
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Many trees are now becoming a patchwork of colour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This complex patchwork protection throws up challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The text forms a patchwork quilt of anecdotes that weave together domesticity and philosophy. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)But the performance is as safe and comforting as a patchwork quilt. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The dusty road led us into a patchwork of fields divided by irrigation channels and dotted with stone compounds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When she arrives, she is horrified by my patchwork of sample colours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Below us the patchwork of fields stretched to the bleaker Pennines. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Crisp geometric patterns on a patchwork quilt will prove eye-catching in any setting. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)A patchwork of fields stretched away far below. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The countryside was a gentle patchwork of fields and hedgerows, still green from the rains three months before. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Needless to say, the cumulative effect of this patchwork approach to narrative is both disconcerting and slightly depressing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is also a big emphasis on textiles: beds are layered with luxury throws including a patchwork quilt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One is an idyllic scene: a village church surrounded by a patchwork of farm fields and narrow country roads. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The middle of the stadium will be transformed into a patchwork of fields made of real soil, real grass and real hedges. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The garden reminds me of the patchwork quilt I inherited. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)This has formed an ethnic patchwork quilt that is more diverse than America and also makes it harder to unpick so as to identify winners and losers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This patchwork of fields, hedgerows and pockets of woodland in Dorset is often partly concealed beneath a terrific dawn mist. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Pick a clear autumnal day and watch the sunlight dancing over the River Arun as it snakes through the patchwork fields now burnished rich browns and greens. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The tattoos became a kind of patchwork quilt, and in a way they join together to tell their own stories of my funny, weird little life. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'patchwork'
Used Occasionally. patchwork is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'patchwork'
British English: patchwork ADJECTIVE
A patchwork quilt, cushion, or piece of clothing is made by sewing together small pieces of material of different colours or patterns.
...beds covered in patchwork quilts.
- American English: patchwork
- Brazilian Portuguese: de retalhos
- Chinese: 拼缝的
- European Spanish: de patchwork
- French: en patchwork
- German: Patchwork-
- Italian: patchwork
- Japanese: パッチワークの
- Korean: 패치워크 식의
- European Portuguese: de retalhos
- Spanish: de patchwork
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