[uh-dawrn-muh nt]


something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room.
ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper