finery finery  /ˈfaɪ nə ri/


  • (n) elaborate or showy attire and accessories


  1. Nike, the Gap and even Cadillac are sporting its finery.
  2. If she had paid for all the finery, the First Lady would, of course, have no need to report her purchases.
  3. Starting in the mid-1800's, upper-class New Yorkers exiting the grand churches along Fifth Avenue would parade and promenade their finery.


  1. LAUSD students awarded cars, iPads for excellent attendance

    There was an ad-libbing emcee, guests dressed in finery, a couple of acceptance speeches and a clutch of photographers snapping shots of the award-winners. Photo gallery: LAUSD students win cars, iPads for excellent attendance
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. Chris Brown Suits Up for Court, Sets Another Date for Next Month

    Chris Brown's finery didn't get him off the hook today. Wearing a white jacket over a black shirt, tie and pants, the nattily dressed singer appeared with his attorney in court...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: E! Online


  1. "I don't think glamour is about taking off clothes. If it were so, Madhubala, Rekha or Sridevi wouldn't have been glamorous. Rekha in all her finery and jewellery is so glamorous. And Aishwarya Rai...... she's the epitome of grace. I truly admire...
    on Dec 25, 2007 By: Vidya Balan Source:

  2. "Natalie and her husband and another couple were all dressed up in their finery going to a Christmas party one day, driving along the Seine River in Paris, when they saw a commotion on the side of the river," Gifford said. "Being a writer and...
    on Nov 30, 2004 By: Kathie Lee Gifford Source:

  3. Marti added: "It really gets people in the mood - within the first five minutes you've two of the biggest ever hits from musicals. The costumes are fabulous, too. At the Box Social scene everyone is dressed in their finery. Although the dresses are...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Marti Webb Source: California Chronicle

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