edg·​ing ˈe-jiŋ How to pronounce edging (audio)
: something that forms an edge or border

Examples of edging in a Sentence

the lace edging on the sleeves gives a blouse a pleasingly feminine look
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Word History

First Known Use

1558, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of edging was in 1558

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“Edging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edging. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: something that forms an edge or border
a lace edging

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