AskDefine | Define valance

Dictionary Definition

valance n : a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing [syn: cornice, valance board, pelmet]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Short curtain that hangs along the top edge of a window.
  2. A decorative framework used to conceal the curtain mechanism etc at the top of a window.
  3. In the context of "bedding": A short, decorative edging of cloth that hangs from the mattress to the floor.


Extensive Definition

Vallance or Valance is a surname, and may refer to


valance in German: Valance

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