Definition of adornment in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈdɔːnm(ə)nt/


1A thing which adorns or decorates; an ornament: the necktie is no longer a necessary male adornment
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  • Around her throat a simple gold chain was her only adornment.
  • I shall wager she has already observed my abandonment of an adornment generally considered requisite.
  • Some of the fans claim to have had their cars keyed or received verbal abuse for having Steeler adornments on their vehicles.
1.1 [mass noun] The action of adorning something: precious stones have been used for the purposes of adornment for over 7,000 years
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  • Stages of entry into the cult may be marked by transformations of the body or its adornment.
  • Nor was the adornment of the person altogether overlooked.
  • The impulse for personal adornment is hard to stamp out.

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