[ uh-dawrn-muhnt ]
See synonyms for: adornmentadornments on

  1. something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room.

  2. ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.

Origin of adornment

1470–80; adorn + -ment; replacing late Middle English aournement<Middle French

Other words from 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

Words Nearby adornment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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