detailing

noun
de·​tail·​ing | \ ˈdē-ˌtāl-iŋ How to pronounce detailing (audio) \

Definition of detailing

: the act or process of meticulously cleaning and refurbishing an automobile

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The dramatic architecture—its enormous scale, meticulous detailing, sober materials—is tailor-made to evoke transcendence and closeness to a higher power. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Based on your zodiac sign, what should your Halloween costume be?," 10 Oct. 2018 In total, the portion of the castle for sale includes 15 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 10 receptions rooms replete with original detailing (but no heat or A/C). Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Own a piece Game of Thrones for $650K," 3 Aug. 2018 The figure-fitting look, by Alexander Wang, featured a plunging keyhole neckline, floral detailing, and velvety drapery around the hips to function like a wrap skirt. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Wore a Sheer Lace Bodysuit by Alexander Wang to John Legend's Party," 14 Jan. 2019 The beautiful detailing may be a subtle nod to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who wore a navy long sleeve dress with a similar back to the 1985 premiere of Santa Claus: The Movie. Rose Minutaglio, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Channels Princess Diana In a Lace, Button-Up Gown," 9 Nov. 2018 The fun choice of hair was a perfect compliment to the intricate detailing of her outfit. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Storm Reid Matched Her Blue Dress to Her Manicure, Pedicure, and Eyeshadow," 11 Oct. 2018 Hers is a narrow short-sleeved style covered in silver sequins with studded leather detailing. Vogue, "Met Gala 2018 Live Blog: Katy Perry Walks the Red Carpet in Six-Foot Wings," 7 May 2018 The shoe comes in two colorways: black with multicolored red, pink, and purple accents, and for the even more adventurous sneakerhead, bright turquoise with pink and purple detailing. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Nike ACG's New Hiking Sneakers Look Great—and Will Actually Get You Up a Mountain," 29 May 2018 My design process is really about the cut and construction of the clothing and then, that becomes the detailing of it. Tarah-lynn Saint-elien, Teen Vogue, "Zac Posen Talks Career Advice and Designing Uniforms for Delta," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of detailing

1970, in the meaning defined above

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