something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room.
ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.
- non·a·dorn·ment, noun
- pre·a·dorn·ment, noun
- re·a·dorn·ment, noun
- self-a·dorn·ment, noun
- su·per·a·dorn·ment, noun
- un·a·dorn·ment, noun
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How to use adornment in a sentence
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.Cardi B Says She May Be Getting A Tattoo On Her Face | Rivea Ruff | January 18, 2022 | Essence.com
Understanding magnesium-40 could help scientists firm up their accounting of nuclei’s neutron adornments.A new particle accelerator aims to unlock secrets of bizarre atomic nuclei | Emily Conover | November 15, 2021 | Science News
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.One Good Thing: Knifepoint Horror, a collection of campfire ghost stories in podcast form | Aja Romano | October 29, 2021 | Vox
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.Breathable Nail Polish Fits Muslim Women's Religious Restrictions | Misty White Sidell | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.Objectively Speaking: Stephanie LaCava’s ‘An Extraordinary Theory of Objects’ | Lauren Elkin | December 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.