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Definition of "finery" []

  • Elaborate adornment, especially fine clothing and accessories. (noun)
  • Elaborate or showy decoration, esp clothing and jewellery (noun)

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Use "finery" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."