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.

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In 1976, one of the Poulsen children built the wooden European Chalet-style home that sits on the property now, a classic ski home with stone fireplaces, wood paneling, clear-heart redwood beams, and wrought iron accents. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Historic ski chalet on last large parcel in Squaw Valley asks $15M," 11 Dec. 2018 Positioned along the exhibit’s nostalgic 1960s-style wooden paneling are genuine examples of astral Americana. Max Jungreis,, "Draper Lab dusts off treasures of the Apollo era," 19 July 2019 The recovered trucks' rear windows were blacked out and the rear seats and interior paneling had been removed to make room to carry eight to ten people. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Police: Increase in Liberty County area truck thefts linked to human trafficking, smuggling activity," 25 June 2019 Farr and partner Andrew Ghetia worked with Wylie Price Design to transform what was formerly Glenn’s Hot Dogs while retaining the original brick walls, rafters and paneling. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "4505 Burgers & BBQ finally sets Oakland opening date," 3 June 2019 The family was in a children's play area that was enclosed with clear-glass paneling, Winkleman said. NBC News, "Toddler's family says she died after falling from open window in play area on cruise ship," 9 July 2019 No interior photographs have been released of the main residence that reportedly contains baronial public rooms, including a dining room wrapped in antique paneling, as well as a 12,000-bottle wine cellar and a palatial ballroom. Variety, The Mercury News, "‘Beverly Hillbillies’ mansion gets super-sized price cut," 26 June 2019 The music room features raised paneling, three large windows and, according to Williams, remarkable acoustics., "Property of the Week: 726 Prospect Avenue, Hartford," 7 June 2019 Even the circular staircase in the Wagner House—intact, despite an addition that doubled the house’s size—has the narrow paneling wrapping around a rustic log newel post. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Meet the Hunters, Vermont’s modernist-house pioneers," 9 Aug. 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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