adornment

noun adorn·ment \ -mənt \

Definition of adornment

1 :the action of adorning :the state of being adorned
2 :something that adorns

Examples of adornment in a Sentence

  1. the adornment of the walls with her paintings

  2. Her room doesn't have any unnecessary adornments.

  3. The entrance to the building has little adornment.

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First Known Use of adornment

15th century


ADORNMENT Defined for English Language Learners

adornment

noun

Definition of adornment for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of making someone or something attractive by decorating : the act or process of adorning someone or something

  • : something added to make a person or thing more attractive


ADORNMENT Defined for Kids

adornment

noun adorn·ment \ ə-ˈdȯrn-mənt \

Definition of adornment for Students

:something added to make a person or thing more attractive


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