Definition of adorn in English:

adorn

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Make more beautiful or attractive:

    ‘pictures and prints adorned his walls’
    • ‘Beautiful landscape paintings adorn the walls of the Damle family at Dadar.’
    • ‘His wagon box is adorned with hand prints from youngsters at the Children's Hospital.’
    • ‘The ready-made curtains that could adorn the walls of living rooms are an added attraction.’
    • ‘The Dutch artist/musician Herman Brood used to live above it and his artwork adorns the walls.’
    • ‘Photographs of the school and its pupils in the 1970s also adorned the walls.’
    • ‘The glitzy banner adorning the incomplete wall has four large Chinese characters.’
    • ‘Inside the rest house, a large photograph of a hunting party with a slain tiger in the foreground adorns the wall.’
    • ‘Black furnishings, and tens of temple-candle shaped wall lamps adorn the dining area.’
    • ‘We were led to a corner booth in a room with a colorful mural of what I assume was a Mexican beach adorning the main wall.’
    • ‘During the Christmas festival each one is adorned with decorations, but not gaudy lights and tinsel.’
    • ‘A plaque commemorating his conservation work in the town adorns a wall on a footpath running beside the River Aire.’
    • ‘A colorful mural adorns the back wall of the building, while another area features a beautifully carved wooden tree.’
    • ‘So there were glimpses of china and such that adorned the walls of the Welsh cottage but which have seen little or no daylight here.’
    • ‘She has also produced a large scale mural which now adorns the wall of the LSU.’
    • ‘A portrait of Eddie, complete with cigar, still adorns one of the walls in the hotel.’
    • ‘It's also a fact that in my life I have spent far more on dressing and adorning myself than I ever have on a bed.’
    • ‘I lingered in the hallways for awhile admiring the artistic prints of money adorning the walls.’
    • ‘His angels were likewise adorned with beautiful garments and wondrous instruments.’
    • ‘Already he has his paintings adorning the walls of the Lighthouse Bar and a few homes around the country.’
    • ‘The décor was modern, with stylish new paintings for sale adorning the walls.’
    embellish, decorate, furnish, ornament, add ornament to, enhance
    beautify, prettify, grace, enrich, bedeck, trick out, trim, swathe, wreathe, festoon, garland, array, garnish, emblazon, gild, set off
    get up, do up, do out
    bejewel, bedizen, caparison, furbelow
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Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin adornare, from ad- to + ornare deck, add lustre.

Pronunciation:

adorn

/əˈdɔːn/