Definition of molding in English:

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molding

Pronunciation: /ˈmōldiNG/
(British moulding)

noun

1An ornamentally shaped outline as an architectural feature, especially in a cornice.
Example sentences
  • The lounges and dining rooms are immensely pretty, with parquet floors, pastel walls, white stucco decorative mouldings and painted rococo ceilings in the Tiepolo style.
  • The stucco cornicing and ceiling mouldings have been carefully restored.
  • In keeping with local period practice, appropriate decorative moldings, cornices, and other architectural trim have been installed.
1.1Material such as wood, plastic, or stone shaped for use as a decorative or architectural feature.
Example sentences
  • In keeping with local period practice, appropriate decorative moldings, cornices, and other architectural trim have been installed.
  • In earlier times, it was not unusual for the architect to design his own decorative moldings, including the profile for the handrail.
  • The architectural moldings divide the wall into rectangular fields and cusped trefoils, rigorously inscribed by straightedge and compass.

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Syllabification: mold·ing

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