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finery

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noun fin·ery \ˈfīn-rē, ˈfī-nə-\

Simple Definition of finery

  • : clothes, jewels, etc., that are expensive and beautiful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of finery

plural fineries

  1. :  ornament, decoration; especially :  dressy or showy clothing and jewels

Examples of finery in a sentence

  1. She was proud to show off her new evening finery.

  2. <the guests arrived at the wedding in all their finery>



1680

First Known Use of finery

1680

Rhymes with finery


FINERY Defined for Kids

finery

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noun fin·ery \ˈfī-nə-rē\

Definition of finery for Students

plural fineries

  1. :  stylish or showy clothes and jewelry





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