crown molding


Definition of crown molding

: molding that crowns a surface or structure especially : molding that runs between the top of an internal wall and a ceiling

Examples of crown molding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the home in the living rooms, dining room and bedrooms, there is paneling along the walls and an abundance of crown molding details. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Craving a blend of old and new? Fashion icon Torie Steele offers her historic Highland Park home," 14 Nov. 2020 Late one night, Ellison was standing on a scaffold installing some crown molding when the owner walked in wearing a bathrobe and smoking a cigar. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, "The Art of Building the Impossible," 23 Nov. 2020 Double iron doors open to a foyer with travertine flooring, crown molding and a staircase. Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman showcases amenity-laden estate," 7 Nov. 2020 Other home features include two staircases; crown molding; ceiling fans; drapes/curtains/window cover; fire/smoke alarm; brick, tile, travertine and wood floors; and sound wiring. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Split-level Memorial Villages home offers many detailed updates," 17 Oct. 2020 Throughout the home, there is crown molding, arched doorways and stone accents that mimic the Mediterranean exterior design. Dallas News, "Take a look at a spacious five-bedroom Dallas home across the street from Lakewood Elementary," 31 Oct. 2020 The home is meticulously designed throughout, with crown molding, unique light fixtures, and paneling along the walls. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "See a 74-year-old, three-story Turtle Creek Boulevard home built for a notable Dallas family," 23 Oct. 2020 My carpenter pulled out the crown molding and finished the base with a foot panel and an electrician pulled out the plug from the wall. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, "How Our Favorite Black Designers Are Finding Comfort During Quarantine," 9 Oct. 2020 The kitchen is an open-style that features an island, quartz counter tops, 42-foot white cabinetry with crown molding, a corner walk-in pantry and stainless-steel appliances. Houston Chronicle, "HistoryMaker Benefit home packed with amenities," 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of crown molding

1946, in the meaning defined above

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16 Dec 2020

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“Crown molding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crown molding

US : a long, narrow decorative piece of wood that is used in some rooms to cover the place where the walls and ceiling come together

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