F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahy-nuh-ree]
    • /ˈfaɪ nə ri/
    • /ˈfaɪ.nər.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-nuh-ree]
    • /ˈfaɪ nə ri/

Definitions of finery word

  • noun finery fine or showy dress, ornaments, etc. 1
  • noun plural finery a hearth for converting cast iron into wrought iron; refinery. 1
  • noun finery Expensive or ostentatious clothes or decoration. 1
  • noun finery fine clothes 1
  • noun finery ironwork: forge 1
  • uncountable noun finery If someone is dressed in their finery, they are wearing the elegant and impressive clothes and jewellery that they wear on special occasions. 0

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Origin of finery

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
First recorded in 1670-80; fine1 + -ery

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Parts of speech for Finery


finery popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for finery

noun finery

  • apparel — Apparel means clothes, especially formal clothes worn on an important occasion.
  • regalia — finery, full formal dress
  • frippery — finery in dress, especially when showy, gaudy, or the like.
  • gear — Machinery. a part, as a disk, wheel, or section of a shaft, having cut teeth of such form, size, and spacing that they mesh with teeth in another part to transmit or receive force and motion. an assembly of such parts. one of several possible arrangements of such parts in a mechanism, as an automobile transmission, for affording different relations of torque and speed between the driving and the driven machinery, or for permitting the driven machinery to run in either direction: first gear; reverse gear. a mechanism or group of parts performing one function or serving one purpose in a complex machine: steering gear.
  • suit — a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together.

Antonyms for finery

noun finery

  • rags — a musical composition in ragtime: a piano rag.

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