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 Designer Helaine Witzal uses an accent wall, DIY door trimming kits and peel-and-stick textured wallpaper (not shown) to add interest when the budget won’t allow for more dramatic changes such as crown molding, thicker wood trim or ceiling lighting. Washington Post, "How to turn a chaotic space into a sophisticated and welcoming guest bedroom," 31 Oct. 2019 That’s white wainscot, wide door frames and deep crown molding that is oversized dentil style. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Every bedroom has a fireplace in $2.5M Grosse Pointe Farms mansion," 19 Oct. 2019 There are numerous architectural features, such as shadowboxing and crown molding in the dining room, which is to the left of the foyer., "Property of the Week: Clearwater Creek of Burlington," 18 Oct. 2019 Limestone floors and crown molding adorn the living and dining room, and the center-island kitchen adds rich wood cabinetry and granite countertops. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Candy Spelling seeks $23 million for Malibu beach house," 26 Sep. 2019 Step inside to enjoy the bamboo hardwood floors and decorative crown molding that flow throughout each room that also features plantation shutters and recessed lighting. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Centralized San Mateo home close to downtown and SFO," 24 Sep. 2019 But others are bigger, heavier, and better at nailing together thick pieces of hardwood and firing through thick crown moldings. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Cordless Nail Guns," 30 Oct. 2019 Above this, the wall is covered with board-and-batten molding that reaches to the curving crown molding, custom work found in nearly every room. John Ellement, Real Estate, "Home of the Week: Antique look belies contemporary interior of Newburyport beauty," 1 Oct. 2019 Old Hollywood dump, Moorish crown moldings, a beatnik patio and a jukebox with a bartender override (most jukes now give the bar staff veto power over bad taste). Chris Erskine,, "Our favorite ‘noir bars,’ dark sanctuaries on a blistering summer day," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of crown molding

1946, in the meaning defined above

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5 Dec 2019

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“Crown molding.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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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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