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noun as in decorating, enhancing

noun as in a decoration

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On some butterfly wings, “tails” may be more than just elegant adornments.

Artists like Summer Walker, Kehlani, and Amber Rose among others all have script-font names or small images tattooed on their faces to commemorate special people or events in their own lives, or simply as a means of adornment.

Understanding magnesium-40 could help scientists firm up their accounting of nuclei’s neutron adornments.

The settings are always crucial to these threadbare stories, with their complete lack of adornment — just a man, a voice, and a journey somewhere very, very scary.

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Everything was just so very big — and with adornment to boot.

The trend for adornment amongst Middle Eastern women is nothing new, but nail polish is often left out of the equation.

The Norway maple came to North America in the 18th century, imported by a Philadelphia merchant and peddled as a garden adornment.

A footnote toward the end of the book gives a short, wonderful history of human adornment, but the discussion remains didactic.

The same two impulses are said to lie at the root of the elaborate art of personal adornment developed by savages.

Yet I think if we observe closely we shall detect traces of a spontaneous impulse towards self-adornment.

Imitation of the ways of their elders doubtless plays a part here, but it is aided by an instinct for adornment.

One of the lower and mixed forms of artistic activity, in the case of the child and of the race alike, is personal adornment.

Little girls perhaps represent the attractive function of adornment: they like to be thought pretty.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adornment, such as: embellishment, ornamentation, beautification, decoration, gilding, and trimming.

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