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

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Each room also contains mahogany crown molding in the egg and dart pattern, a characteristic of early 20th century design. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Here Is Where the Taxi Driver Set His Wife on Fire" by GKS Waller," 2 June 2018 The home’s upscale feeling is enhanced by the first floor’s nine-foot ceilings and the wide baseboard trim and crown moldings in much of the home. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: 4 Woodleigh Place, Simsbury," 7 Dec. 2017 He and his wife have since altered much of their home, raising walls, putting up crown molding and building a laundry room and bathroom from scratch — including a linen closet with drawers. Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, "How Online Hobbyists Can Reaffirm Your Faith in the Internet," 11 July 2018 The dining room features crown molding and is a little larger than usual to accommodate larger dining room sets, which many buyers have asked for. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: Highland Ridge, Manchester," 24 Aug. 2017 Inside, the units will have classic style finishes with more crown molding and trim than popular modern loft style projects. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Houston developer starts long-awaited Midtown apartment project," 2 July 2018 There are many upscale features such as crown molding and hardwood flooring in the living areas, not to mention the granite counters and stainless steel appliances for the kitchens. Hartford Courant,, "Bidwell Village, Coventry," 5 Apr. 2018 Inside, thick crown molding and wainscoting in the living and dining rooms maintain the pleasant vibe. Jack Flemming,, "New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch lands a new home field in Trousdale," 7 July 2018 Other historic elements that will be preserved include the staircase from the second to third floor and some of the crown molding. Diana Dombrowski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An inside look at the Walker's Point community arts center renovation," 2 July 2018

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crown molding

: 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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