Definition of finery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfaɪnəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪnəri//
[uncountable] (formal) Jewellery
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brightly coloured and elegant clothes and jewellery, especially those that are worn for a special occasion The mayor was dressed in all his finery. See related entries: Jewellery Word Originlate 17th cent.: from fine ‘of high quality’, on the pattern of bravery.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: finery