ve·​neer·​ing və-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce veneering (audio)
: a veneered surface
: material used as veneer

Examples of veneering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show includes contemporary furniture, art furniture, traditional furniture, veneering, woodcarving, marquetry furniture, wood sculpture and woodturning. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 Others had inlaid stone and wood veneering. National Geographic, 18 Oct. 2022 In the kitchen of this St. Petersburg apartment designed by Tim Veresnovsky, the parquet floor is striking against the striped eucalyptus veneering of the kitchen cabinets, counters, walls, chair—and even the pendant. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 18 July 2022 The luthier suggested his own veneering technique, involving a spray-on liquid that stabilizes the wood from cracking under severe heat. Steve Knopper, Billboard, 22 Apr. 2022

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Word History


earlier faneering, borrowed from Early Modern German fournirung, furnirung, noun derivative of fourniren, furniren (modern furnieren) "to apply thin strips of wood or other material (to cabinetwork, etc.)," borrowed from French fournir "to provide (with), furnish"

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of veneering was circa 1706

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“Veneering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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