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

Definition of braiding

: something made of braided material

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Her many interests include painting, sewing, quilting, and rug braiding., "Jean Woolverton," 19 June 2019 What emerges from this braiding and reworking of disparate texts is a highly imaginative and politically deft portrait of childhood within a vast American landscape. Lidija Haas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 10 Feb. 2019 Daddy Prince Harry was in attendance with all of the necessary gold braiding, while even Meghan Markle paused her maternity leave especially for the big day. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Here's When We're Likely to Next See Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Son, Archie Harrison," 10 June 2019 Braids Are All Kinds of Beguiling Whether making a political statement, as was the case at Chromat in the spirit of sustainability, or just a celebration of the exquisite art of braiding, plaits were out in full force. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "9 Beauty Trends That Blew Up on the Fall 2019 Runways," 8 Mar. 2019 Heck, even Beyoncé got in there to do a little braiding herself. Andrea Park, Allure, "See Beyoncé Get Her Natural Hair Braided in This Relatable Video From Her Vogue Cover Shoot," 15 Aug. 2018 The serpentine slitherings of the river are canyons in the concrete, deep here, wide there, oxbowing and bifurcating and braiding. Nate Berg, Curbed, "Can engineering save Louisiana’s coastline?," 7 Nov. 2018 If braiding is your go-to hairstyle, then consider a last-minute Medusa costume. Lauren Hubbard, Harper's BAZAAR, "13 Easy Halloween Costumes That Are All About The Hairstyle," 4 Sep. 2018 Africa and hair braiding is an ancient art, handed down from generation to generation in Africa. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "How 'Ghetto Until Proven Fashionable' Shirt Designer Nareasha Willis Fights Cultural Appropriation," 15 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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braided rug


braid wool



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