There are 2 main definitions of finery in English:

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finery 1

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪn(ə)ri/

noun

[mass noun]
Expensive or ostentatious clothes or decoration: officers in their blue, gold, and scarlet finery
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with finery

binary, pinery, quinary, vinery, winery

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There are 2 main definitions of finery in English:

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finery 2

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪn(ə)ri/

noun (plural fineries)

historical

Origin

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

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