something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory:
the adornments and furnishings of a room.
Everything was just so very big — and with adornment to boot.
Fashion Week Dispatch: Jason Wu and Rag and Bone Erin Cunningham February 7, 2014
The trend for adornment amongst Middle Eastern women is nothing new, but nail polish is often left out of the equation.
Breathable Nail Polish Fits Muslim Women’s Religious Restrictions Misty White Sidell January 27, 2013
“I think the adornment rested with you and Luttrell,” he says, with cutting sarcasm, answering Sir Penthony.
Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Originally, clothes were only worn for adornment or for protection against the cold.
The Sexual Question August Forel
Some worldly bauble, some article of adornment which you had planned to get, which you could do without, and reap pa rich reward.
A Houseful of Girls Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I had brought rich materials, jewels and flowers for Rose’s adornment.
The Choice of Life Georgette Leblanc
The last occupant of the house was responsible for that adornment.
McClure’s Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908 Various
You already carry a red cross: let that be your only adornment.
Romola George Eliot
The fire was the only adornment; all else was cheap, and some of it was tawdry.
Other Main-Travelled Roads Hamlin Garland
Everything that heart could desire for comfort or adornment was hers.
The Kitchen Cat and Other Stories Amy Walton
late 14c., “act of adorning;” also “a thing which adorns;” from Old French aornement “ornament, decoration,” from aorner (see adorn).
relief ornament applied to a piece. Contemporary Examples Alexander and adorno were doing what they could to save the officer on the passenger side, Liu. ‘Please Don’t Die!’: The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops Michael Daly December 21, 2014 noun Theodor Wiesengrund. 1903–69, German philosopher, sociologist, and music critic. His writings include The Philosophy […]
Cyrille [see-ril] /siˈrɪl/ (Show IPA), 1922–78, African statesman: premier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 1961–64.
a river in SW France, flowing N from the Pyrenees and then W to the Bay of Biscay. 210 miles (338 km) long. Historical Examples To a job-master’s in the city by the Adour I was recommended as the most likely place to procure a steed. Romantic Spain John Augustus O’Shea It comprises the secondary […]
a river in SW France, flowing N from the Pyrenees and then W to the Bay of Biscay. 210 miles (338 km) long.
. a town in N Ethiopia: Italians defeated 1896. Historical Examples We were frequently delayed by demands from local chiefs for toll dues, and did not arrive at Adowa till December 6. The World’s Greatest Books, Volume 19 Various Mansfield Parkyns, in his very entertaining book on Abyssinia, gives an account of the silversmiths at […]