vein·​ing | \ ˈvā-niŋ How to pronounce veining (audio) \

Definition of veining

: a pattern of veins : venation

Examples of veining in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Highlight the material’s fine white veining by using a complementary shade in a TV niche. Jessica Dailey, House Beautiful, 3 Aug. 2021 The charcoal and copper tones of the rustic metal pendants by Uttermost echo the effect of the paneling and pick up the gray veining in the Silestone countertop., 21 May 2021 Go with a subtle pattern and low veining for a longer-lasting look. Lindsey M. Roberts Special To The Washington Post, Star Tribune, 29 Apr. 2021 Kitchen Full slabs of Calcutta marble cover the range hood, walls, and countertops, while a soft neutral paint from Sherwin Williams takes its inspiration from the veining. David Nash, House Beautiful, 15 Apr. 2021 Beyond the pepper mill, the center island and counter are both topped with a natural stone quartzite that has a handsome greenish veining that complements the greenish-gray cabinets. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Mar. 2021 For a glam neutral, choose a wallpaper with dramatic gold veining to mimic the pattern of marble. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Feb. 2021 If the space already has a lot of pattern or visual interruptions, a simple gray and white marble look with limited veining can add depth without distraction. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Feb. 2021 Pared down fixtures in polished nickel add shine but keeps the focus on the artful veining. Marni Katz, House Beautiful, 17 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of veining

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veining

vein entry 1 + -ing entry 1

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The first known use of veining was in 1826

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22 Aug 2021

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“Veining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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