Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “adorn”


verb [T]     /əˈdɔːn/ US  /-ˈdɔːrn/ literary
to add something decorative to a person or thing: The bride's hair was adorned with white flowers.Decorating or making something attractive adornment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] something decorative, or the act of decorating something or someoneDecorating or making something attractive
(Definition of adorn verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of adorn

Definitions of “adorn” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More