Definition of trimming in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪmɪŋ/


(usually trimmings)
1Small 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 white romper suit with pink trimmings [mass noun]: 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.
decoration, trim, ornamentation, adornment, passementerie, embroidery, frou-frou;
rare falbalas, passement, fimbriations
2.1 (the trimmings) informal The traditional accompaniments to something, especially a meal: 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.

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