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Argyle is a pattern that has been used in various forms of art and design for centuries. It is characterized by a diamond-shaped lattice that is often filled with a variety of colors and textures. While argyle is most commonly associated with clothing, it can also be found in home decor, accessories, and even architecture. The pattern has a rich history and has been used in many different cultures and time periods, making it a truly versatile design. One of the most interesting aspects of argyle is its origins. The pattern is believed to have originated in Scotland in the 17th century, where it was used to create kilts and other traditional clothing. Over time, the pattern became popular in other parts of Europe and eventually made its way to North America. Today, argyle is a popular design choice for everything from socks to sweaters to upholstery. Another important aspect of argyle is its versatility. The pattern can be modified in a variety of ways to create different looks and styles. For example, some argyle patterns are more geometric and structured, while others are more organic and flowing. Additionally, the colors used in argyle can vary widely, from bright and bold to muted and subtle. This versatility has helped to keep the pattern relevant and popular throughout the years. Overall, argyle is a timeless and versatile pattern that has been used in a variety of contexts throughout history. Whether you're looking to add some texture to your wardrobe or decorate your home, argyle is a great choice that is sure to stand the test of time.

pattern, design, history, versatility, Scotland

Thomas Taylor


The word Argyle, a noun, is a single word consisting of an amalgam of both Anglo-Saxon and Scottish Gaelic roots. As a noun, Argyle can refer to an attire featuring an arrangement of diamonds and other shapes, socks whose pattern includes diamond-shaped motifs, or a particular tartan plaid pattern. Synonyms of the word include diamond pattern, tartan, and plaid. Antonyms of this word include plain, ordinary, and normal. Among cognates of Argyle, one might consider words such as kilt, shawl, and tartan. Variants of this word include argyle and argyll.

Etymology, morphological, morphological structure, lexical, lexicon, morphology, word formation, phonology.

George Adrian Postea


The word Argyle has evolved over the many centuries since its origin. It is derived from the Middle French word arguaille, with roots that trace back to the Latin argillius, a diminutive form of argilla, meaning clay or pottery. This further traces back to the Proto-Indo-European root arg, for white or shining. Throughout its linguistic evolution, the word has had a variety of meanings, referring to a kind of pattern, a type of clothing, and a design. In its morphological structure, it has evolved to signify a certain type of pattern, typically comprising of a diamond check, over-check and/or pinstripe pattern. On a pragmatic level, the word has come to be associated with semi-formal attire, and is often associated with a tartan pattern.

Argyle, Etymology, Morphology, Pragmatics, Historical, Linguistic

Henry Fontaine


Argyle is a type of pattern consisting of a combination of diamonds and lines in a repeating pattern. It is usually seen on clothing and textiles, but can also be seen in other decorative items or even on wallpaper or other kinds of backgrounds. In different languages, this design is often referred to using a variety of terms. In French, it is called ‘Argyle’, ‘motif Diamond’, or ‘étoile Damier’. German speakers may refer to it as ‘Retikular’, ‘Glitzer’, or ‘Punkte’. Similarly, Spanish speakers may refer to it as ‘Rayas en cuadrados’, ‘Diamant’, or ‘Diamantes’.In Chinese, it can be referred to as ‘菱形纹’ or ‘菱形格子’. In Japanese, it can also be referred to as ‘菱形’. Dutch-speakers may refer to it as ‘Ruitenpatroon’, ‘Kleurpatroon’, or ‘Karospatroon’. Finally, in Italian, it may be referred to as ‘Maglia a scacchi’, ‘Schema a losanghe’, or ‘Griglia di quadrati’.

Argyle, motif diamond, étoile damier, Retikular, Glitzer, Punkte, Rayas en cuadrados, Diamant, Diamantes, 菱形纹, 菱形格子, 菱形, Ruitenpatroon, Kleurpatroon, Karospatroon, Maglia a scacchi, Schema a losanghe, Griglia di quadrati

Harris Awan

CITATION : "Harris Awan. 'Argyle.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on June 15, 2024)"


Argyle is a graphic pattern consisting of a diamond lattice, often used in animation, comics or manga. A variety of colorful diamonds are organized in an interlocking design, creating a repeating pattern. Argyle patterns are often used to add texture and detail to an image, and can be used to make a scene more dynamic. Additionally, small adjustments to the pattern can be used to create a more extravagant or unique look.

Anime, comics, manga, Argyle, lattice, graphic design, pattern, texture, dynamic, extravagant.

Taro Yamada

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