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decorative

adjective dec·o·ra·tive \ˈde-k(ə-)rə-tiv, ˈde-kə-ˌrā-\

: used to make something more attractive : used for decoration

Full Definition of DECORATIVE

:  serving to decorate; especially :  purely ornamental
dec·o·ra·tive·ly adverb
dec·o·ra·tive·ness noun
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Examples of DECORATIVE

  1. We added some decorative details to the room.
  2. The handles are decorative and practical.

First Known Use of DECORATIVE

1791
DECORATIVE Defined for Kids

decorative

adjective dec·o·ra·tive \ˈde-kə-rə-tiv, ˈde-krə-\

Definition of DECORATIVE for Kids

:  serving to improve appearance :  ornamental <Decorative banners were hung for the fair.>

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