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 Style With Pro-Level Tools Blow drying, braiding and parting are all made easier when your hair is out of the way. Essence, "Let Your Curls Do The Talkin’ With PATTERN at Ulta Beauty," 10 Oct. 2019 The requirement is 350 hours for nail technicians, and 300 hours for hair braiding. Greg Bishop, Washington Examiner, "Bill would allow barbers, others to practice without state license," 5 Mar. 2020 The handwork—embroidery, featherwork, pleating, braiding, draping, beading, and the like—that goes into each piece is literally measured by the hours. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "A Couture Kaleidoscope: 26 Up-Close and Candid Moments From the Spring 2020 Season," 25 Jan. 2020 But taking care of your hair can become a bit challenging and time-consuming, especially after all the bleaching, braiding, heat application, and general manipulating some of us do. Chantel Morel, Allure, "The Best Hair Masks and Deep Conditioners Under $20," 30 Dec. 2019 The excellent braider, who applied Queen's twists under my direction, is from an African braiding salon in New Orleans called Raphine Braiding. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Queen & Slim's Costume Designer and Hairstylist on the Film's Powerful Imagery," 13 Dec. 2019 In her private hair-braiding class, Kardashian West struggled to learn techniques on a mannequin before mastering how to do double French braids for her daughter. Ashley Boucher,, "Kylie Jenner Reveals Her 'Real Hair' Length, Says It's the Longest It's Been Since She Was 15," 27 Nov. 2019 This short and radiant chapter is a marvel of intellectual and emotional braiding. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "Hisham Matar follows his Pulitzer-winning ‘The Return’ with a meditation on art amid mourning," 6 Nov. 2019 Pull-Through Braid The pull-through braid is ideal for those who aren't pros at braiding. Amanda Mitchell, Allure, "The Most-Popular Braid Hairstyles for Fall, According to Pinterest," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of braiding

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2020

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“Braiding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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