- something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room.
- ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.
Origin of adornment
Related Words for adornmentembellishment, ornamentation, ornament, decoration, trimming, beautification, frippery, jazz, doodad, frill, dingbat, accessory, thing, gewgaw, floss, furbelow, fandangle
Examples from the Web for adornment
Contemporary Examples of adornment
Everything was just so very big — and with adornment to boot.Fashion Week Dispatch: Jason Wu and Rag and Bone
February 8, 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 28, 2013
Historical Examples of adornment
Originally, clothes were only worn for adornment or for protection against the cold.The Sexual Question
I had brought rich materials, jewels and flowers for Rose's adornment.The Choice of Life
"One thing more for your adornment and you'll be ready," promised Miss Smith.From Place to Place
Irvin S. Cobb
It had gone to Constantinople, he said, for the adornment of the favorite sultana.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)
Here, as in the adornment of the palace, the most splendid lavishness had been employed.The Coming Conquest of England
Word Origin and History for adornment
late 14c., "act of adorning;" also "a thing which adorns;" from Old French aornement "ornament, decoration," from aorner (see adorn).