Finery

Word FINERY
Character 6
Hyphenation fin er y
Pronunciations /ˈfaɪnəɹi/

Definitions and meanings of "Finery"

What do we mean by finery?

Elaborate adornment, especially fine clothing and accessories. noun

Fineness; beauty; charm. noun

Ornament; decoration, especially gaudy or excessive decoration, as ribbons, trinkets, a stilted or flowery style in writing, etc. noun

In metallurgy, a hearth on which cast-iron is converted into wrought-iron. noun

Fineness; beauty. noun

Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels. noun

A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling. noun

Fineness; beauty. noun

Ornament; decoration; especially, excessive decoration; showy clothes; jewels. noun

A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling. noun

Elaborate or showy attire and accessories noun

Fineness; beauty.

Ornament; decoration; especially, excessive decoration; showy clothes; jewels.

(ironworking) A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling.

A way of describing an obviously attractive non-binary person . Popularized by non binary influencer Radam Ridwan. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Finery

The word "finery" in example sentences

He had insisted on taking her to Manchester, and, in spite of many protests, had bought her what she called finery only fit for a lass. ❋ Joseph Hocking (1898)

I confess that the time has been when what you call finery, was to me the dearest thing on earth; but I begin to feel differently. ❋ James Fenimore Cooper (1820)

The association, through the taboos Julia was supposed to conceal (in "finery") from me, of female bodies with danger is what makes the relational histories imprinted on women's handmade pottery so important. ❋ Unknown (2005)

All of that finery is hidden under their look-alike robes. ❋ ROBIN GIVHAN (2010)

There were a number of overtly-dressed and armed security guards at the entrances to the room, and my trained eye noted five special agents – dressed in finery and mingled with the crowd. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Sunday bedizened in Spanish finery, with such a blaze and rustle, that the good vicar had to remonstrate humbly with Mrs. Leigh on the disturbance which she caused to the eyes and thoughts of all his congregation. ❋ Unknown (2007)

A short while before midnight the gods adorned themselves in finery and jewels. ❋ Unknown (2000)

That fascinating person, dripping in finery and with a foreign accent and jewels and furs, who came here once in a while was our version of Hollywood. ❋ Unknown (1994)

European ladies who may actually have penetrated into a harem, perhaps in Constantinople or in Cairo, are still unacquainted with the real harem; they have only known its outer semblance in the rooms kept for show, rooms where European finery is partially aped. ❋ Unknown (1907)

But as for the pomp and glory of her dress, there was no keeping it within bounds; and she swept into church each Sunday bedizened in Spanish finery, with such a blaze and rustle, that the good vicar had to remonstrate humbly with Mrs. Leigh on the disturbance which she caused to the eyes and thoughts of all his congregation. ❋ Charles Kingsley (1847)

As the love of finery is inherent in them all, even more so than in other daughters of Eve, a girl will go to service merely to earn sufficient to buy herself an embroidered chemise; and if, in addition to this, she can pick up a pair of small old satin shoes, she will tell you she is tired of working, and going home to rest, "para descansar." ❋ Frances Erskine Inglis (1843)

Monimia, with all her ingenuous simplicity, had sense enough to smile at the ridiculous vanity of the girl; and to know, that her accepting all this finery from the old butler was quite wrong. ❋ Unknown (1793)

There are no floats or vehicles but more than 150,000 marchers, bands and dancers, dressed in Irish finery traverse the parade route and several hundred thousand more people line the streets to watch the spectacle. ❋ Unknown (2009)

But this hulking mass in Italian finery didn’t even seem phased. ❋ Rogers (2005)

I recalled the finery and gestures now, and without the least desire to return in memory to that time, I was captured by it as by the devouring wings in the air shaft. ❋ Wolfe, Gene (1987)

All his finery was a red and purple blur before her tear-filled eyes. ❋ Robert Shea (1963)

An hour after, when the finery was the worse for wear and heat and laughter had removed much of the charcoal, Pélaguéïa Danilovna could recognize them, compliment the girls on the success of their disguise, and thank the whole party for the amusement they had given her. ❋ Unknown (1902)

The process was carried on in a fire called a finery, somewhat like that of a smith's forge; the iron being exposed to the blast of powerful bellows, and in constant contact with the fuel. ❋ Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904 (1863)

I bought [the boots] of my dreams today and a v cute shirt-dress so y’all know I’m gonna be [servin] up some non-binary finery on Sunday You spot an obviously attractive [non binary] person walking down the street at say: “ look at that nonbinary finery!” POV *you arrive at the dinner party* “SOAK UP ALL THIS [NON BINARY] FINERY” ❋ Theydamnn (2022)

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