Definition of adorn in English:

adorn

verb

[with object]
  • Make more beautiful or attractive.

    ‘pictures and prints adorned his walls’
    • ‘The décor was modern, with stylish new paintings for sale adorning the walls.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She has also produced a large scale mural which now adorns the wall of the LSU.’
    • ‘Already he has his paintings adorning the walls of the Lighthouse Bar and a few homes around the country.’
    • ‘Photographs of the school and its pupils in the 1970s also adorned the walls.’
    • ‘Beautiful landscape paintings adorn the walls of the Damle family at Dadar.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A colorful mural adorns the back wall of the building, while another area features a beautifully carved wooden tree.’
    • ‘His angels were likewise adorned with beautiful garments and wondrous instruments.’
    • ‘Black furnishings, and tens of temple-candle shaped wall lamps adorn the dining area.’
    • ‘The glitzy banner adorning the incomplete wall has four large Chinese characters.’
    • ‘During the Christmas festival each one is adorned with decorations, but not gaudy lights and tinsel.’
    • ‘His wagon box is adorned with hand prints from youngsters at the Children's Hospital.’
    • ‘The Dutch artist/musician Herman Brood used to live above it and his artwork adorns the walls.’
    • ‘The ready-made curtains that could adorn the walls of living rooms are an added attraction.’
    • ‘A plaque commemorating his conservation work in the town adorns a wall on a footpath running beside the River Aire.’
    • ‘A portrait of Eddie, complete with cigar, still adorns one of the walls in the hotel.’
    • ‘I lingered in the hallways for awhile admiring the artistic prints of money adorning the walls.’
    • ‘Inside the rest house, a large photograph of a hunting party with a slain tiger in the foreground adorns the wall.’
    embellish, decorate, furnish, ornament, add ornament to, enhance
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

adorn

/əˈdɔːn/