(noun, verb)


1. the act of adding decoration

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

Definition categories: act, decoration

2. a decoration or adornment on a garment

- the trimming on a hat

- the trim on a shirt

Similar word(s): passementerie, trim

Definition categories: man–made, adornment

3. cutting down to the desired size or shape

Similar word(s): clipping, trim

Definition categories: act, cut, cutting

Sentences with trimming as a noun:

- I gave a good trimming to my elderly neighbour's hedges.

- He gave the trimmings to the dog under the kitchen table.

- Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

- to give a boy a trimming


1. present participle of trim

- I am helping my elderly neighbour by trimming his hedge.