pan·​el·​ing ˈpa-nᵊl-iŋ How to pronounce paneling (audio)
variants or less commonly panelling
: 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 The parlor leads to the living room, library and dining room, which all have raised and fielded paneling and details like pocket doors, leaded glass transoms and oak flooring. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 Police searched the vehicle and both suspects and found 16.4 grams of cocaine hidden under paneling in the trunk of the vehicle, according to the charging documents, and $1,782 in cash assembled into stacks, which police said was consistent with drug distribution activities. Ethan Reese, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2024 Just as red-leather booths and dark oak paneling trigger the Pavlovian expectation of a frigid martini and a glistening rib-eye, intimate counters from Omaha to Austin to Chicago to Denver promise a multicourse procession of jewel-like fish flown overnight from Japan. Brett Anderson, New York Times, 21 May 2024 Other design details that add to the home’s historic character include wide-plank white oak floorboards, wainscot paneling, plaster walls, and polished brass fittings. Mark David, Robb Report, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for paneling 

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Word History

First Known Use

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 20 Jun. 2024.

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: panels joined in a continuous surface

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