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

Example Sentences

The dining room had dark paneling.
Recent Examples on the Web The oak paneling appears in various rooms, including the office off the primary bedroom. Alyssa Bird, ELLE Decor, 20 Jan. 2023 This ingenious design by Rebecca Bridges lets a cabinet door blend into the hallway due to the trim paneling. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 21 Dec. 2022 Gisele was the picture of modernity, wearing a metallic dress that featured a tonal geometric print and semi-sheer paneling. André-naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 3 Jan. 2023 Four oversized fireplaces, stone accents, wood paneling and soaring ceilings create an atmosphere that pairs perfectly with ranch life. Brianna Griff, Chron, 27 Nov. 2022 Another unexpected touch is the second-floor library, which has the feel of a classic men’s club, with polished mahogany paneling and antique leather club chairs. Lise Funderberg, ELLE Decor, 14 Oct. 2022 The main residence, known as the lodge, was built with local materials and features stone, Cypress posts and paneling and golden birch, poplar and cherry barks to bring about a sense of place. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 11 Oct. 2022 Crisp shiplap paneling and copper dishware finish the classic design. Marisa Donnelly, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 For the ceremony, Ms. Stein wore a form-fitting Galia Lahav gown with sheer side paneling. Jenny Block, New York Times, 9 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Paneling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


: panels joined in a continuous surface

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