de·​cor | \ dā-ˈkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio) , di-ˈkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio) ; ˈde-ˌkȯr, ˈdā-ˌkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio) \
variants: or décor

Definition of decor

1 : a stage setting the symbolic nature of the decor— E. R. Bentley
b : the style and layout of interior furnishings the restaurant's modern decor

Examples of decor in a Sentence

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 The decor is Scandinavian minimalism, the restaurant is classic bistro cooking, and the bar serves local gin. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2021 The decor is minimal, just a few photos on the wall, and the lighting is bright. Lisa Morrow, CNN, 15 Nov. 2021 If Barrett’s Mobile restaurant offers any hints, the decor of the new Birmingham location may be equally as warm and cozy, with plush velvet chairs and walls lined with black and white wallpaper. al, 11 Nov. 2021 The decor is durable, affordable, functional, and comfortable., 29 Oct. 2021 The decor is deliberately unstudied, paired with the low thrum of hip-hop. Sophie Dening, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Oct. 2021 The decor is super bright and modern, with tall ceilings with an open kitchen in the center of the restaurant — so every table has a full view of the chef. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 The decor is glam and gothic and the music gets loud. Christina Tkacik,, 7 Oct. 2021 Additional Halloween decor isn’t the only enhancement at the venue. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of decor

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for decor

French décor, from décorer to decorate, from Latin decorare

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2 Dec 2021

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“Decor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of decor

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

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