adorning

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

adorning

  1. present participle of adorn

Noun[edit]

adorning (plural adornings)

  1. (archaic) An adornment.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, Scene 2,[1]
      Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides,
      So many mermaids, tended her i’ the eyes,
      And made their bends adornings []
    • 1699, Matthew Henry, A Discourse Concerning Meekness and Quietness of Spirit, London: Thomas Parkhurst, Chapter 2, p. 47,[2]
      The Text speaks of it, as an Adorning, much more excellent and valuable than Gold, or Pearls, or the most costly Array []