pan·​el·​ing | \ ˈpa-nᵊl-iŋ How to pronounce paneling (audio) \
variants: or less commonly panelling

Definition of paneling

: panels joined in a continuous surface especially : decorative wood panels so joined

Examples of paneling in a Sentence

The dining room had dark paneling.
Recent Examples on the Web Vallow’s body was found beneath fresh sod, under which were three large white flat rocks in a row and then a piece of wood paneling. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Preliminary hearing for Chad Daybell debates evidence for a trial," 3 Aug. 2020 The wood paneling, light fixtures, couch, and even one of the paintings, all remain from the house’s first owner. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "This 5-bed home near Louisville's Seneca Park serves up dreamy mid-century modern vibes," 31 July 2020 The design marries traditional elements (marble, dark wood paneling) with fresh and youthful touches (bright colors, sculptural lamps, bold geometric murals). Lila Battis, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 5 City Hotels in Mexico," 8 July 2020 For more than half a century, the Orient Express ran from Paris to Istanbul, among other routes, its luxurious cars fitted out with Lalique glass reliefs, mahogany paneling, and rosewood marquetry. Penelope Green,, "James Sherwood; revived the Orient Express, 86," 5 July 2020 Though many of the design details are original to Boerder’s design — like the molding and paneling — the home was remodeled in 2017 by the current sellers. Dallas News, "View a Larry Boerder-designed three-story home in Dallas that’s fit for the English countryside," 19 June 2020 The interior features high ceilings, custom millwork, and walnut floors and paneling, and the master suite has his-and-her baths and closets, a sitting area, and a balcony. TheWeek, "6 homes made for wine lovers," 27 June 2020 For the one percenters—who occupy some of Manhattan’s priciest real estate—office space meant expansive lobbies with walls of granite and marble, interior pear wood paneling, conference rooms whose panoramic views inspire vertigo. Sophie Madeline Dess, The New Republic, "Temping for the One Percent," 24 June 2020 The media room features wood paneling and a half-bathroom, while the game room offers a wet bar and balcony. Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman presents Twin Lakes estate that backs to greenbelt," 6 June 2020

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First Known Use of paneling

1610, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paneling was in 1610

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“Paneling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of paneling

: square or rectangular pieces of wood that are joined together to cover a wall or ceiling


pan·​el·​ing | \ ˈpa-nᵊl-iŋ \

Kids Definition of paneling

: sections of material (as wood) joined in a continuous surface and used to cover a wall or ceiling

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