grom·​met | \ ˈgrä-mət How to pronounce grommet (audio) , ˈgrə- How to pronounce grommet (audio) \

Definition of grommet

1 : a flexible loop that serves as a fastening, support, or reinforcement
2 : an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening or to insulate or protect something passed through it

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From simple, medium-weight grommet curtains to half-length sheer cafe curtains, there are endless options to choose from. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Drapes or Curtains? Why Choosing the Right Window Treatment Matters," 27 Mar. 2019 It's also made with heavy duty magnets on the bottom to keep it from popping out of your tub, and 12 rust-proof grommets to hang it with. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Is The Best-Selling Shower Curtain Liner on Amazon, And It’s Only $10," 16 Jan. 2019 The extra-long grommet belt further drives the contrast home, adding yet a layer of grit to the sleek style. Vogue, "5 Statement-Making Pieces to Buy This Fall," 3 Oct. 2018 The grommets are rust-proof and the fabric is machine-washable, so everything stays fresh and sanitary. Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 15 Best Shower Organizers You Can Get Online Right Now," 5 Aug. 2018 Ready-to-wear jeans in the company's Anarke brand run $179-$239; bespoke styles (custom designed to fit your exact shape and preferences, from grommets to pocket placement) start at $400. Cristina B Bolling, charlotteobserver, "Where to buy jeans in Charlotte? Try these 9 shopper-recommended places," 8 June 2018 Demi Lovato first wore the design on the red carpet at the 2017 InStyle Awards, but added a lilac grommet belt around her waist for a little extra edge and matching purple eye shadow. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Proud Mom! Kelly Ripa Shares Beautiful Photo of Daughter Lola Consuelos at Prom," 7 June 2018 Inexplicable grommets and laces decorated his white leather pants. Doug Maccash,, "Aerosmith sings for the years, laughter and tears at Jazz Fest 2018," 5 May 2018 The Voxel8 technology will be able to take a raw piece of textile and print high-resolution, full color imagery, as well as those rubbery grommets that hold the laces, and other structures to give the shoe stiffness. Scott Kirsner,, "This Somerville startup wants to change the way shoes are made," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of grommet

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grommet

obsolete French gormette curb of a bridle

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English Language Learners Definition of grommet

: a metal or plastic ring that is used to strengthen a small hole in a piece of cloth or leather


grom·​met | \ ˈgrä-mət How to pronounce grommet (audio) \

Kids Definition of grommet

: a metal or plastic ring to strengthen or protect a small hole

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