grom·​met ˈgrä-mət How to pronounce grommet (audio) ˈgrə- How to pronounce grommet (audio)
: a flexible loop that serves as a fastening, support, or reinforcement
: an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening or to insulate or protect something passed through it

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The bag has nine pockets with room to grow and a pass-through grommet for power drill cords. Jessica Comstock, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 May 2023 The suit had wide legs and a halter neckline, and featured a belt covered in silver grommets and hardware that cinched at the waist. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 29 May 2023 The nails were inspired by this biker chic element, using Licorice by @manucurist and incorporating grommets throughout. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 1 May 2023 The only adornment was that which function necessitated—grommets along the edges of each leg and the sides of the table. ELLE Decor, 28 Apr. 2023 Another unique element of the living room is the handkerchief panel window treatments, created by attaching a piece of fabricto the windows with a grommet and eye hooks (great for those who want privacy but don’t want to spend on traditional shades). Lauren Jones, House Beautiful, 16 July 2021 That rotation was carried through a rubber grommet, designed to reduce any vibration, and then into the electricity-generating components: a rod with arms wrapped in copper wiring, housed between two massive magnets so that each rotation induced electrical current in the wires. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 23 Oct. 2020 For a statement-making look, try out a Jackie bag with some grommet detailing—just make sure that nothing small slips out of it. Irene Kim, Vogue, 18 Mar. 2023 The silvery grommets and distinct colorways, including light blue, geranium and mango, make this an eye-catching addition to your wardrobe. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


obsolete French gormette curb of a bridle

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of grommet was in 1626

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Cite this Entry

“Grommet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


grom·​met ˈgräm-ət How to pronounce grommet (audio) ˈgrəm- How to pronounce grommet (audio)
: an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening

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