finishing touch

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of finishing touch

: the last thing done to make something complete
  • added candles to the cake as the finishing touch
usually plural
  • They're putting the finishing touches on their new home.
  • He's putting the finishing touches on his latest novel.

Word by Word Definitions

finish play finishing
  1. : to come to an end : terminate

  2. : end

  3. : to come to the end of a course, task, or undertaking

  1. : something that completes or perfects: such as

  2. : the fine or decorative work required for a building or one of its parts

  3. : a finishing material used in painting

touch play
  1. : to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense : handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate

  2. : to put hands upon in any way or degree

  3. : to take into the hands or mouth

  1. : the act or fact of touching

  2. : the special sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin or mucous membrane is perceived

  3. : a specified sensation that arises in response to stimulation of the tactile receptors : feel


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