finery

noun fin·ery \ ˈfīn-rē , ˈfī-nə- \

Definition of finery

plural fineries
:ornament, decoration; especially :dressy or showy clothing and jewels

Examples of finery in a Sentence

  1. She was proud to show off her new evening finery.

  2. the guests arrived at the wedding in all their finery

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First Known Use of finery

1647

finery Synonyms


FINERY Defined for English Language Learners

finery

noun

Definition of finery for English Language Learners

  • : clothes, jewels, etc., that are expensive and beautiful


FINERY Defined for Kids

finery

noun fin·ery \ ˈfī-nə-rē \

Definition of finery for Students

plural fineries
:stylish or showy clothes and jewelry


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