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ornate

adjective or·nate \r-ˈnāt\

: covered with decorations : covered with fancy patterns and shapes

: using many fancy words

Full Definition of ORNATE

1
:  marked by elaborate rhetoric or florid style
2
:  elaborately or excessively decorated <an ornate mantle>
or·nate·ly adverb
or·nate·ness noun
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Examples of ORNATE

  1. She doesn't like ornate jewelry.
  2. <an ornate gambling casino that is designed to look like an Italian palace>

Origin of ORNATE

Middle English ornat, from Latin ornatus, past participle of ornare to furnish, embellish; akin to Latin ordo order — more at order
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with ORNATE

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ORNATENESS Defined for Kids

ornate

adjective or·nate \r-ˈnāt\

Definition of ORNATE for Kids

:  decorated in a fancy way <The traditional costume includes an ornate headdress.>
or·nate·ly adverb
or·nate·ness noun

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