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Definition of "beading" []

  • Beads or the material used for making them. (noun)
  • Ornamentation with beads. Also called beadwork. (noun)
  • Architecture A narrow, half-rounded molding; a bead. (noun)
  • A narrow piece of openwork lace through which ribbon may be run. (noun)
  • Tiny drops of condensation, as on the outside of a glass. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beading" in a sentence
  • "Â I used some of the same beads from the front for the rear cover, but not too many, as the beading is extremely time consuming."
  • "Good thing I saved last night's efforts in beading, then!"
  • "In fact, I might, in a fit of inexcusable hyperbole, prefer to have a flaming tire slung around my neck than this dress-necklace combo, but that's just because dresses with unnatural and undetachable jewelry (as opposed to beading, which is natural) are one of the (many) things that set me off on a rant."