showy, elaborate decoration, esp. clothes, jewelry, etc.
a refinery where malleable iron or steel is made
Origin of fineryFrench finerie from finer, to refine from Medieval Latin finire, to refine from L, finish
Elaborate adornment, especially fine clothing and accessories.
(countable and uncountable, plural fineries)
- Made from delicate French silk, gorgeous interwoven straw and elegant pressed wool, antique doll hats are an important part of a doll's beautiful finery.
- They continue to daily replicate the originally designed scents, while discovering new ones that fit in line with the philosophy of what Caron Paris has always stood for - excellence and finery for those who want the best for their skin.
- The holiday season is especially charming at The Breakers when the entire mansion is decked in greenery and holiday finery.
- If, however, your wife loves to dress up in her finery, then a very ornate item may be just the thing.
- TAWDRY, an adjective used to characterize cheap finery, and especially things which imitate in a cheap way that which is rich or costly, or adornments of which the freshness and elegance have worn off.