noun \dā-ˈkr, di-ˈ; ˈde-ˌkr, ˈdā-ˌ\

: the way that a room or the inside of a building is decorated

Full Definition of DECOR

:  a stage setting
a :  decoration 2
b :  the style and layout of interior furnishings

Variants of DECOR

de·cor or dé·cor \dā-ˈkr, di-ˈ; ˈde-ˌkr, ˈdā-ˌ\

Examples of DECOR

  1. The store offers a lot in home decor.
  2. <a minimalist approach has been taken with the stage decor for this production of the play>

Origin of DECOR

French décor, from décorer to decorate, from Latin decorare
First Known Use: 1897

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot


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