pan·​el·​ing | \ˈpa-nᵊl-iŋ \
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.

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Plentiful windows including a full glass wall at the back of the house bring the outdoors in, and Philippine mahogany paneling fosters a rich and warm ambiance. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Midcentury modern stunner asks $769K," 11 Sep. 2018 First, the perforated panels: Mesh paneling isn’t new, but the big, polka-dot-sized front openings—call them bullet holes if that fits your aesthetic better—provide graphic punch as well as essential ventilation. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Lenovo's Legion C530 and Legion C730 Cubes are compact desktops made for esports," 11 June 2018 Custom paneling is commonplace in the 2,518-square-foot interior, surfacing in the living room, kitchen and master suite. Jack Flemming,, "‘Twilight’ actor Jackson Rathbone sells his pad in Studio City," 7 June 2018 Other features include bronze and alabaster sconces by French artist Albert Cheuret, Belgian black marble floors and rosewood paneling. Neal J. Leitereg,, "‘Episodes’ co-creators Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane list L.A. penthouse for $29.9 million," 11 July 2018 Giorgetti will create a complete residential environment from the kitchen and outdoor cabinetry to paneling, lighting, carpets, closets, woodwork and furnishings. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "On the Market — Condo Life: Construction under way at Giorgetti," 27 May 2018 The living rooms are on the ground floor, with some original features including fireplaces, doors and wood paneling. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "Virginia Woolf’s Onetime Home Listed for $4.62 Million," 19 Apr. 2018 Six of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, and the master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet with chic carpeting and wood paneling. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "See Inside Gwen Stefani's Over-The-Top Beverly Hills Mansion," 17 Apr. 2018 Exterior metal paneling work and interior ceiling tile installation was expected to begin at the end of April, the district's update said. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Meadow View School in Oconomowoc expected to come in $1 million under budget. That's good news for you.," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of paneling

1610, in the meaning defined above

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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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