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 While the wainscoting is a touch more formal than the paneling elsewhere in the home, the subdued blue Stark rug feels relaxed and inviting., 5 Sep. 2021 That year, the county issued a citation for the building, ordering the owner to remove or repair the loose paneling on the facade. Christine Condon,, 30 July 2021 The walls are accented with neutral-toned wood paneling. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2021 So is the notion that the facades will include skinny vertical awning windows framed with strips of metal in a warm, color similar to the paneling on the bases of the towers, which may be made of wood. Steven Litt, cleveland, 24 Jan. 2021 The seat and bottom shelf have a row of wood paneling. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2021 West End, the 91 rooms and suites are decorated to reflect both past and present, with dark wood paneling and ethereal, abstract works of art. Maresa Manara, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Aug. 2021 Custom limewashed poplar cabinetry and paneling, along with an Imperial Danby marble backsplash, creates an elegant atmosphere in the open kitchen. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 5 Aug. 2021 Favorite custom touches include wallpaper and paneling. Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 May 2021

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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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27 Sep 2021

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“Paneling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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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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