Definition of adorn in English:

adorn

Syllabification: a·dorn
Pronunciation: /əˈdôrn
 
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verb

[with object]
Make more beautiful or attractive: pictures and prints adorned his walls
More example sentences
  • Beautiful landscape paintings adorn the walls of the Damle family at Dadar.
  • I lingered in the hallways for awhile admiring the artistic prints of money adorning the walls.
  • His angels were likewise adorned with beautiful garments and wondrous instruments.
Synonyms
decorate, embellish, ornament, enhance; beautify, prettify, grace, bedeck, deck (out), dress (up), trim, swathe, wreathe, festoon, garland, array, emblazon, titivate

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin adornare, from ad- 'to' + ornare 'deck, add luster'.

Derivatives

adorner

noun
More example sentences
  • Scrapbookers can use corner adorners to make the corners of their scrapbook unique and stylish.
  • Corner adorners are all the rage in web design these days.
  • In order to ensure the continuation of the species, society has also valued women who are good nurturers and adorners.

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