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  1. present participle and gerund of adorn


adorning (plural adornings)

  1. (archaic) An adornment.
    • c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene ii]:
      Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides,
      So many mermaids, tended her i’ the eyes,
      And made their bends adornings []
    • 1699, Matthew Henry, chapter 2, in A Discourse Concerning Meekness and Quietness of Spirit[1], London: Thomas Parkhurst, page 47:
      The Text speaks of it, as an Adorning, much more excellent and valuable than Gold, or Pearls, or the most costly Array []