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 The couple has been slowly updating their new home, installing new lighting, adding crown molding, and even updating the stone fireplace on their own. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 17 Dec. 2023 Inside, four bedrooms and matching number of baths are spread across a little more than 4,200 square feet of two-level living space boasting hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, arched doorways, crown molding and designer light fixtures throughout. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2024 Also reproduced was crown molding to fill in missing decorative pieces inside the home. Jeastman, oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2023 Work from other high spots, such as window ledges and crown molding, down to the baseboards. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2024 In ancient Rome, crown molding was made of marble or stone, while current day contractors tend to use wood or plastic molding which is much easier to apply. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Nov. 2023 The homes themselves have their charm, like crown molding and stained glass windows. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Jan. 2024 The property features soaring ceilings, many large windows that fill each room with natural light, as well as exquisite crown molding, ceiling medallions, chandeliers, Corinthian columns, and a marble fireplace. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2023 Channel the Wonka atmosphere with lofty ceilings and statement architecture features—think wooden stairway banisters, ornate crown molding, and picture windows. Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crown molding was in 1946

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“Crown molding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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