Definition of adorn
1 : to enhance the appearance of especially with beautiful objects adorned the wall with her paintings
2 : to enliven or decorate as if with ornaments people of fashion who adorned the Court
Examples of adorn in a Sentence
Her paintings adorn the walls.
the Sultan's tent was richly adorned with thick tapestries and gleaming gold candlesticks
Recent Examples of adorn from the Web
As was the style in the mid-19th century, gowns came adorned with all the trimmings.
The tonnarelli cacio e pepe, a skein of strands adorned only with cheese and black pepper, nods to Roman shepherds who used the spice to keep warm.
To adorn your side braids with beads, use a beader to insert each bead onto the tip of your hair.
Their names will adorn some of the exhibit signage.
In what amounts to a pre-holiday dry run, the village will display a prototype of a lighted holiday decoration that could be adorning streetlight poles along LaGrange Road by December.
In this July 25, 2016, file photo, a memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence in St. Paul, Minn., protesting the July 6, 2016 shooting death of Castile by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
Some wrapped their bodies in the flag, others adorned their heads with the red, white and blue colors.
Its name is a trademark for baby pacifiers, an image that also adorns the app’s icon.
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Synonym Discussion of adorn
ADORN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of adorn for English Language Learners
: to make (someone or something) more attractive by adding something beautiful
ADORN Defined for Kids
Definition of adorn for Students
: to make more attractive by adding something Paintings adorn the walls.
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