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 Bryan wanted the gown caked in layers of appliqués, beading, rhinestones, and strands of pearls, which took a lot of effort. Shannon Carlin, Vulture, "How Genius: Aretha Re-created Aretha Franklin’s Iconic Style," 30 Mar. 2021 Embellishments like romantic lace, delicate beading, and whimsical feathers also make for delightful accents worthy of a walk down the aisle. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, "Are Black Wedding Dresses Having a Moment?," 28 Mar. 2021 The outer shell is 100% cotton with hand beading and embroidery thread to create an interesting texture. Ivana Chavez,, "Best rustic home décor," 22 Mar. 2021 Nieddu based the look on a grainy photograph of the actual night but added beading and side panels to give the dress more movement. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, "Re-creating Billie Holiday’s iconic style was about finding and enhancing her essence," 23 Feb. 2021 Simple styles are monochromatic, while more elaborate designs feature embellishments like intricate beading or embroidery. Sian Babish,, "The best women’s plus-sized sweater," 23 Dec. 2020 Once the deposit is received and any and all design specifications are outlined and signed off on by both you, the client, and the store or design house, all fabrics and embroidery/beading needed are secured. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "When & How to Shop for a Wedding Dress—This Year and Next," 14 Dec. 2020 Dragonfly Designs The artistic camp has been shifted to online-only summer camps, offering instruction in beading, painting, sewing, art and textiles classes for kids of all ages. Kellie Hwang,, "A list of Bay Area summer camps opening in June, in-person and online," 27 May 2020 Wearing an oversized white embellished style with beading and floral detailing from Jane Taylor to Prince Louis’ christening last July, the retro look was a style departure for Kate, who had previously stuck to more conservative designs. Monique Jessen,, "All About Kate Middleton’s Luxe Headband Obsession — and How to Get Her Retro Look for Less," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of beading

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Apr 2021

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“Beading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of beading

: beads that are sewn on a piece of clothing as decoration


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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