adornment

Part of speech: noun

The act of adorning, or that which adorns; ornament.

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Usage examples "adornment":

  1. They propose, not only by formal resolution, but by personal example, to teach the world lessons of economy by wearing less adornment and dragging fewer yards of silk. - "Around The Tea-Table", T. De Witt Talmage.
  2. The bonnets could never have reached them, or, if they did, it must have been in such a state as to render them unfit for any purpose of adornment. - "The Boy Tar", Mayne Reid.
  3. " Yes," he said, " I presume the knots could be tied just as tight without any such adornment for the brides, but I must acknowledge that I shall take some pride and pleasure in seeing my nieces suitably adorned for their bridal. - "Mildred's New Daughter", Martha Finley.