adornment


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a·dorn·ment

 (ə-dôrn′mənt)
n.
1. The act of adorning.
2. Something that beautifies or adorns; an ornament: "Japanese food is on the whole superb, one of the adornments of the culture" (James Fallows).

a•dorn•ment

(əˈdɔrn mənt)

n.
1. something that adds attractiveness; an ornament; accessory.
2. ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.
[1470–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainnessadornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
stripe, banding, band - an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
fallal, gaud, gewgaw, trinket, bangle, bauble, novelty - cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
beauty spot - a spot that is worn on a lady's face for adornment
boutonniere - a flower that is worn in a buttonhole
circlet - decorated metal band worn around the head
cordon - adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
epaulet, epaulette - adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder
fob - an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
flounce, furbelow, ruffle, frill - a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
frog - a decorative loop of braid or cord
frontal, frontlet - an adornment worn on the forehead
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
pectoral medallion, pectoral - an adornment worn on the chest or breast
pendant, pendent - an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
plume - a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
pom-pom, pompon - decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silk; usually worn on a hat
rosette - an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor
diamante, sequin, spangle - adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
tassel - adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end
passementerie, trim, trimming - a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
war paint - adornment consisting of paint applied to the face and body of certain Amerindians before a battle
2.adornment - the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interestingadornment - the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting
decoration - the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)

adornment

noun
1. decoration, trimming, supplement, accessory, ornament, frill, festoon, embellishment, frippery A building without any adornment or decoration.
2. beautification, decorating, decoration, embellishment, ornamentation Cosmetics are used for adornment.

adornment

noun
Translations
تَزْيِين
ozdoba
pyntudsmykning
dekorációdísz
skraut

adornment

[əˈdɔːnmənt] N
1. (= act) [of body, person] → adorno m, embellecimiento m; [of building, room] → decoración f
2. (= object) → adorno m

adornment

[əˈdɔːrnmənt] nornement m

adornment

nSchmuck m no pl; (act) → Schmücken nt; (on dress, cake, design) → Verzierung f; (on manuscript) → Ornament nt; (in prose style) → Ausschmückung f

adornment

[əˈdɔːnmənt] n (liter) → ornamento, decorazione f

adorn

(əˈdoːn) verb
to make beautiful, with decorations etc. Their house is adorned with beautiful antique ornaments.
aˈdornment noun
References in classic literature ?
Directly in front of the corpse Chingachgook was placed, without arms, paint or adornment of any sort, except the bright blue blazonry of his race, that was indelibly impressed on his naked bosom.
IT still lacked half an hour of sunrise, when Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon--we will not say awoke, it being doubtful whether the poor lady had so much as closed her eyes during the brief night of midsummer--but, at all events, arose from her solitary pillow, and began what it would be mockery to term the adornment of her person.
heathenish adornment, and so walk the streets as brave as ever"
And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale's vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun.
The estate had formerly belonged to a gentleman of opulence and taste, who had bestowed some considerable attention to the adornment of his grounds.
I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.
Yet Gertrude remained single, and the admiral, who had formerly spent more money than he could comfortably afford on her education, and was still doing so upon her state and personal adornment, was complaining so unpleasantly of her failure to get taken off his hands, that she could hardly bear to live at home, and was ready to marry any thoroughbred gentleman, however unsuitable his age or character, who would relieve her from her humiliating dependence.
He wore but a single article of clothing or adornment, a small collar of gold from which depended upon his chest a great ornament as large as a dinner plate set solid with huge diamonds, except for the exact center which was occupied by a strange stone, an inch in diameter, that scintillated nine different and distinct rays; the seven colors of our earthly prism and two beautiful rays which, to me, were new and nameless.
By degrees the enchantress had clothed herself with that magic adornment which she assumed and threw aside at will; that is to say, beauty, meekness, and tears--and above all, the irresistible attraction of mystical voluptuousness, the most devouring of all voluptuousness.
A singular tale had gone abroad among the ladies of the province, that their fair rival was indebted for much of the irresistible charm of her appearance to a certain article of dress--an embroidered mantle--which had been wrought by the most skilful artist in London, and possessed even magical properties of adornment.
There is no going back; and, as bad luck would have it, our civilization, which has done so much for the comfort and adornment of our bodies and the elevation of our minds, has made lawful killing frightfully and needlessly expensive.
But it was in the adornment of the fair person of his dark-complexioned spouse that the tailors of the fleet had evinced the gaiety of their national taste.