beading

[ bee-ding ]
/ ˈbi dɪŋ /

noun

material composed of or adorned with beads.
narrow, lacelike trimming or edging.
narrow openwork trimming through which ribbon may be run.
Architecture, Furniture.
  1. a bead molding.
  2. all of the bead moldings in a single design.

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Also beadwork (for defs. 1, 4).

Origin of beading

First recorded in 1855–60; bead + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for beading

beading
/ (ˈbiːdɪŋ) /

noun

another name for bead (def. 6)
Also called: beadwork (ˈbiːdˌwɜːk) a narrow strip of some material used for edging or ornamentation
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