braid·​ing ˈbrā-diŋ How to pronounce braiding (audio)
: something made of braided material

Examples of braiding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Intermixed with her family’s archival footage are clips of hair washing, braiding and silk presses. Leah Dolan, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 These efforts include Class 100,000 cleanroom expansion, global customer expansion, world-class capabilities in extrusion, blow molding, braiding, balloon folding, and complex catheter process initiatives. Miami Herald, 6 Feb. 2024 The salon specializes in natural hair styling, hair cutting, braiding, color services, extensions, barbering and makeup. Marcus D. Smith, Sacramento Bee, 3 Feb. 2024 Lin’s braiding of personal experience and cultural touchstones make this memoir very special. Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2023 My daughters are adult women now, so my hands-on brushing and braiding days are over, but last week the memories came flooding back. John Kelly, Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2023 The two-mile procession down Martin Luther King Drive in historic Bronzeville ended in Washington Park, where sponsors provided free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and hair braiding. Ilana Arougheti, Chicago Tribune, 12 Aug. 2023 In the Shtetl, visitors can explore interactive workshops and activities like learning how to write Hebrew letters with a quill, making matzah, crafting things from leather, candle making and challah braiding. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2023 There will be raffle baskets, hair braiding, balloon art, temporary tattoos and more. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 28 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of braiding was in the 15th century

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“Braiding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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