Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

adornment

[uh-dawrn-muh nt]
See more synonyms for adornment on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room.
  2. ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.
Show More

Origin of adornment

1470–80; adorn + -ment; replacing late Middle English aournement < Middle French
Related formsnon·a·dorn·ment, nounpre·a·dorn·ment, nounre·a·dorn·ment, nounself-a·dorn·ment, nounsu·per·a·dorn·ment, nounun·a·dorn·ment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for adornment

embellishment, 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

Historical Examples of adornment


Word Origin and History for adornment

n.

late 14c., "act of adorning;" also "a thing which adorns;" from Old French aornement "ornament, decoration," from aorner (see adorn).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper