[ US /ˈtɹɪmɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈɪmɪŋ/ ]
  1. cutting down to the desired size or shape
  2. a decoration or adornment on a garment
    the trimming on a hat
    the trim on a shirt
  3. the act of adding decoration
    the children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree
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How To Use trimming In A Sentence

  • Those of you who remember the lime and ginger scheme will be pleased to hear that it has been redone using damson, with gold trimming.
  • Reroll and repeat with the chilled pastry trimmings. Times, Sunday Times
  • Carefully trimming, shaving and shaping one's facial hair can achieve a never-ending multitude of looks, such as handlebar moustaches, goatees and designer sideburns.
  • Gardeners regularly stroll the grounds, picking up stray pieces of trash and trimming unruly bushes.
  • In an article last October, I described how my wife and I planned to chop around £800 a month from our expenses by cutting back on unnecessary luxuries, frills and trimmings.
  • The 50 trimmers at this clandestine grow site work 16-hour days for three weeks, hand-trimming top-grade marijuana destined for medical marijuana patients and dispensaries in San Francisco.
  • His companion was unhandily trimming branches from a pine bole, using an ivory-handled poniard.
  • Messenger bags have been around for many years and, like most fashion items, they have evolved with the times, which is why this messenger bag has the trimmings to make it one of the hippest bags around.
  • The venue is purpose built for rituals and ceremonies, with appropriately fabulous acoustics, lavish trimmings and colourfully costumed officiants.
  • Old Labour leader George, torn apart by the contradictions that have led to this riot, suddenly thinks he sees who is to blame, and drops his trimming and concession-making approach.
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