Definition of detailing in English:



  • [mass noun] Small decorative features on a building, garment, or work of art.

    ‘keystones and other masonry detailing’
    • ‘Everyday jeans should also feature minimal detailing.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, this feature, together with poor detailing to the windows and the use of ferrous rods as wall ties, has led to structural problems due to water penetration.’
    • ‘The building's Victorian detailing was evidence of the considerable profits Gillies had made from the factory he erected in 1867, providing nets for the booming herring industry.’
    • ‘Pillows that are decorative can also add a variety of interesting detailing and texture to a room.’
    • ‘To this end, a scale is often included in architectural schema, and it is not uncommon to find two or even three alternatives in the decorative detailing of designs for furniture and ornament.’
    • ‘Traditional lead detailing is in line with the high standard of building materials used.’
    • ‘The subsequent eggs feature much more ornate detailing.’
    • ‘With its bold form and concrete detailing, the Pirelli Building has become an icon of modern architecture.’
    • ‘New styles feature more feminine detailing and include new knit shirts, wovens and jackets.’
    • ‘And the taligate window has some nice detailing that is practical in visibility terms too.’
    • ‘Generally the building's detailing is more robust than iconic modernity's light handling.’
    • ‘In most cases, however, problems are - at least in part - associated with poor detailing of masonry.’
    • ‘They would restore the familiar and now beloved silhouette to the skyline, but would have different detailing and updated safety features.’
    • ‘Smirke took a rectangular block and added a hint of classical detailing, such as columns and window mouldings.’
    • ‘The tailoring is classic and structured and the subtle pinstripes and tonal coloured checks feature soft detailing.’
    • ‘There are some very interesting period features, including some uniquely ornate detailing.’
    • ‘That the building is also able to demonstrate a level of intimate detailing makes the project even more special.’
    • ‘The detailing of the building continues this fine balance.’
    • ‘Analyses like this should inform more effective detailing of buildings.’
    • ‘The delicate detailing in the soft stone building below in Back Bay, on an exposed street corner, has been progressively rubbed out by the notoriously rough winters.’
    enumeration, list, litany, catalogue, listing, detailing, itemizing, specification
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