de·​cor dā-ˈkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio) di-ˈkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio)
ˈdā-ˌkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio)
variants or décor
: a stage setting
the symbolic nature of the decorE. R. Bentley
: the style and layout of interior furnishings
the restaurant's modern decor

Example Sentences

The store offers a lot in home decor. a minimalist approach has been taken with the stage decor for this production of the play
Recent Examples on the Web Paired with a couple of her favorite photos, this keepsake box will be her favorite piece of decor for years to come. Woman's Day, 16 Mar. 2023 Lighting Thomas notes that a key element of rave decor is lighting. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Mar. 2023 Out of all of the interior styles out there, farmhouse decor is one of the most trend-proof—and the most ubiquitous. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 15 Mar. 2023 Right now, Amazon has a ton of front porch decor that will instantly upgrade your home. Mia Huelsbeck, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2023 Stella’s gilded decor is unapologetically maximalist: The room shimmers with chandeliers and marble, a striking white peacock perches on a banquette, and cocktails arrive in glittering crystal glasses. Jenny Adams, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2023 The models not only wore the collection down the runway, but also helped create the decor and inform the soundtrack. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Mar. 2023 Work by local artists and craftspeople are integral to the decor. Laura Manske, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 The link to the decor’s theme of the off-kilter fashion display was unclear to some, but Prada seemed to want to challenge the set rules of dressing. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 7 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


French décor, from décorer to decorate, from Latin decorare

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of decor was in 1897

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“Decor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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