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English noun: trimming

1. trimming (act) the act of adding decoration

SamplesThe children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree.

Broader (hypernym)decoration

2. trimming (artifact) a decoration or adornment on a garment

SamplesThe trimming on a hat.
The trim on a shirt.

Synonymspassementerie, trim

Broader (hypernym)adornment

Narrower (hyponym)braid, braiding, gold braid, miniver, rickrack, ricrac

3. trimming (act) cutting down to the desired size or shape

Synonymsclipping, trim

Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting, cutting off

Narrower (hyponym)pruning

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