• (America) IPA: /əˈdɔɹn/
  • (British) IPA: /əˈdɔː(ɹ)n/

adorn (adorns, present participle adorning; past and past participle adorned)

  1. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
    a man adorned with noble statuary and columns
    a character adorned with every Christian grace
    a gallery of paintings was adorned with the works of some of the great masters
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Isaiah 61:10 ↗:
      as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels
    • At church, with meek and unaffected grace, / His looks adorned the venerable place.
Synonyms Translations Noun


  1. (obsolete) adornment


  1. (obsolete) adorned; ornate

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