Definition of trimming in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrimiNG/


1 (trimmings) Small pieces trimmed off something: hedge trimmings
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  • Maybe the hedge trimmings we've laid out are giving the place a ‘pine fresh’ smell and the cats have realised it is not, in fact, their toilet.
  • Land behind homes on Athlone and Marquis Avenue has been targeted by dumpers who have left masonry, hedge trimmings, old furniture and carpets at the site.
  • A fire was had yesterday to burn the hedge trimmings.
2Decoration, especially for clothing: a party dress with lace trimming
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  • They now use ready-made rickrack and shiny synthetic trimmings to adorn their garments.
  • The top was decorated with rhinestone trimmings at the neckline.
  • An elegant black satin sleeveless dress with red lace trimmings hugged the woman's skeletal figure, not complementing her ashen complexion at all.
2.1 (the trimmings) informal The traditional accompaniments to something, especially a meal or special occasion: roast turkey with all the trimmings
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  • The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings.
  • You can get a fine fillet steak with chips and trimmings for €10-12.
  • The extra trimmings like this are nice but they're not the most important thing.
accompaniments, extras, frills, fixings, accessories, accoutrements, trappings, paraphernalia;
garnishing, garnish

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Syllabification: trim·ming

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