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veining

Syllabification: vein·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈvāniNG
 
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Definition of veining in English:

noun

A pattern of lines, streaks, or veins: the marble’s characteristic surface veining
More example sentences
  • A fully polished marble has a semi-precious allure as the polishing process maximises the colour, pattern and veining of the stone.
  • The pattern of veining on the adult wing is one of the ultimate outcomes of this patterning activity.
  • The flowers are fiery orange-red on the outside, with a large yellow circle on the inner segments and a slightly darker colour and veining towards a small green throat.

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