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furnishing

Syllabification: fur·nish·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfərniSHiNG
 
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Definition of furnishing in English:

noun

1 (usually furnishings) Furniture, fittings, and other decorative accessories, such as curtains and carpets, for a house or room.
Example sentences
  • This spare space must still be filled with furnishings, appliances, carpets and curtains.
  • They took furnishings, china, sofas, televisions and goodness only knows what else.
  • Tactile elements, such as luxurious carpeting and quality furnishings, are a bonus.
2The action of decorating a house or room and providing it with furniture and fittings.
Example sentences
  • Thanks to television and home interest magazines devoted to room makeovers, home furnishing has become a fashionable activity.
  • Indian consumers are also using the plastic money for everyday spends such as petrol, hospitals, telephone services and home furnishing.
  • Home furnishing should rebound from a poor start to the year while food sales will lift 5%, said stockbroker Gerrard.

adjective

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Denoting fabrics used for curtains, upholstery, or floor coverings: they create historic furnishing textiles for the finest museums

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