bead·​ing | \ ˈbē-diŋ How to pronounce beading (audio) \

Definition of beading

1 : a beaded molding
2 : material or a part or a piece consisting of a bead
3 : an openwork trimming
4 : beadwork

Examples of beading in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The look is much more gothic than Daphne Bridgerton's style, featuring intricate black beading and a completely sheer bodice. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 2 May 2022 His cream jacket, pants and boots were adorned with gold and white florals, accented with beading and pearls. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2022 The three-day Festival of the Americas at Kayenta Art Village, May 13-15, features Native American jewelry, weaving, metalwork, sculpture, beading, pottery, paintings, and Native foods as well as dancing, storytelling, and traditional drumming. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2022 Burton's psychedelic state of mind carried into other looks as well, including a dress in black tulle with bright red and luminous orange crystal beading and sequin embroidery. Leanne Italie, ajc, 16 Mar. 2022 Photographs are distorted and printed on duchesse silk and organza, and later drawn out with traditional beading and mother of pearl. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Many of the gowns worn are very heavy because of the beading and design. Philip Potempa,, 31 Jan. 2022 For the occasion, the princess selected a sparkling, ice blue evening gown embellished with sequins and beading and accented by sheer panels, while her husband donned a military dress uniform. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 2 Feb. 2022 It’s a dreamy collection filled with long skirt silhouettes, beading, flowers, feathers, dramatic shoulders, deep v-necks, and thigh high slits. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of beading

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 May 2022

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bead·​ing | \ ˈbēd-iŋ How to pronounce beading (audio) \

Medical Definition of beading

: the beadlike nodules occurring in rickets at the junction of the ribs with their cartilages

called also rachitic rosary, rosary


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