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 Plus, there’s a slate of daily activities that include movies, hair braiding and kiddie yoga. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 6 May 2022 The brushing and braiding is only a small part of her stopovers. Zulekha Nathoo, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2022 In the lobby of the Mitchel Houses in the South Bronx, fliers posted by residents advertise side hustles like eyelash extensions and hair braiding. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 The society offers certifications for natural hair braiding and different techniques. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Mar. 2022 Some utilise accessories, like the claw clip, while others speak to texture and provide alternative options to heat styling or braiding. Megan Decker,, 5 Nov. 2021 The group’s monthly braiding sessions, done in partnership with four schools, include a small gift and free book for each child. Christie D’zurilla Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 However, with cornrows — which also pass under — the braiding is done much tighter. Marielle Marlys, Good Housekeeping, 20 Sep. 2021 Chookigan also experiences some damage due to all the tight braiding. Allure, 23 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of braiding

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2022

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“Braiding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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