- 1to make something or someone look more attractive by decorating it or them with something adorn something/somebody Gold rings adorned his fingers.
- 2(ironic) Graffiti adorned the walls. adorn something/somebody/yourself with something The walls were adorned with paintings. The children adorned themselves with flowers.
NAmE//əˈdɔrn//[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adorn
he / she / it adorns
past simple adorned
-ing form adorning
A plain necklace was her only adornment.
adornment noun [uncountable, countable]jump to other results