There are 2 definitions of finery in English:

finery1

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪn(ə)ri
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Expensive or ostentatious clothes or decoration: officers in their blue, gold, and scarlet finery
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    • Whether dressed in work clothes or finery, or in various states of undress, his most enduring images of women are those which offer glimpses of the contradictions and complexities of existence.
    • Furiously, Louis tore off the leather gloves adding them to the trail of expensive finery he had ripped off.
    • A richly decorated palanquin, escorted by a band of priests and devotees, carried in the Kumari, dressed in her gold and scarlet finery.
    Synonyms
    regalia, elaborate/best clothes, garb, best, Sunday best; splendour, showiness, gaudiness, trumpery, frippery, adornment, trappings, decorations
    informal glad rags, best gear, best bib and tucker, clobber
    formal apparel
    rare fallalery

Origin

late 17th century: from fine1, on the pattern of bravery.

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There are 2 definitions of finery in English:

finery2

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪnəri
 
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noun (plural fineries)

historical
  • A hearth where pig iron was converted into wrought iron.

Origin

late 16th century: from French finerie, from Old French finer 'refine'.

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