braid·​ing | \ ˈbrā-diŋ How to pronounce braiding (audio) \

Definition of braiding

: something made of braided material

Examples of braiding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The list includes a slew of beauty services that are just not the same at home, if they can even be reproduced there: eyebrow threading, balayage, hair braiding, maybe even a syringe of facial filler. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "The Post-Pandemic Beauty Boom Is Already Here," 7 Apr. 2021 Crafted with intricate braiding and raffia combined with colorful stones, my collection fits perfectly with Bodrum’s resort-chic atmosphere. Bettina Zilkha, Forbes, "After Launching On Net-A-Porter, Serena Uziyel Opens A Store In Bodrum," 2 Mar. 2021 To me, hair braiding is so much more than just a hairstyle. Sheri Booker, Essence, "Cherie Jones Explores Race, Class, And Domestic Violence In The Caribbean In Her Debut Novel," 26 Feb. 2021 What results is a measurable phenomenon called anyonic braiding. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "This Incredible Particle Only Arises in Two Dimensions," 18 Dec. 2020 Each line includes a winder, a stitcher (for flattening the brooms) and then a simple wooden braiding table. Liz Logan, Smithsonian Magazine, "This Kentucky College Has Been Making Brooms for 100 Years," 26 Oct. 2020 With roughly seven packs of bleach-blonde braiding hair, Julian and his team constructed the beautiful mermaid gown. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "Laverne Cox’s Kanekalon Hair Dress Has Our Jaws on the Floor," 27 Oct. 2020 Some are made with corn that’s been dyed a fiery red or deep purple, and often there’s intricate braiding where the bristles connect to the handle. Liz Logan, Smithsonian Magazine, "This Kentucky College Has Been Making Brooms for 100 Years," 26 Oct. 2020 Williams said few states have licensing and certifications for natural hair, braiding, locing and twisting. Leanne Italie, Star Tribune, "Cosmetology students, hairstylists describe a race divide," 28 July 2020

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First Known Use of braiding

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Apr 2021

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“Braiding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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