decor

noun
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

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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

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With an over-the-top space, the decor is minimalist, with soft curves and a neutral color palette. Regan Stephens, Fortune, "The New Four Seasons Brings a Pair of Star-Chef Restaurants to Philadelphia," 4 Aug. 2019 Nor is the decor, although from our perspective the backyard beach-party aesthetic (cluttered bar, tiny Chinese lanterns, etc.) designed by Dara Wishingrad is pitch perfect. Celia Wren, Washington Post, "Too much monotone in ‘Bright Colors’ at Studio Theatre," 15 July 2019 Actually, that is the decor every day, for the home in which Jerry and Jana Kyser dwell bursts with photos, commendations, medals, flags, and other symbols of their patriotism. Caryn M. Sullivan, Twin Cities, "Caryn M. Sullivan: The heart and muscle behind Honor Flight Twin Cities," 4 July 2019 But the service is consistently on point, the bar staff is well-trained and the decor of the restaurant and its large outdoor seating area is attractive, comfortable and interesting. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: The Florence takes unconventional plunge into dining scene," 27 June 2019 This lets people see, and talk to, each other across the table, but also notice elements as the night goes on, so that the decor is full of little surprises. Whitney Robinson, ELLE Decor, "Darcy Miller's Top Five Table-Setting Secrets," 30 Apr. 2019 Inside the decor is light and airy with sleek booths and windows that open to the bustling sidewalk outside. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drinking beer and asking questions about IPAs and lactose at Hacienda Beer Co.," 24 Apr. 2019 Western-themed decor and leather accents set the tone, which is finished off with a large dance floor and arcade games in the back. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "We went to every single bar on Mill Avenue in Tempe. Here's your guide," 16 Aug. 2019 At the same time, there also will be a Mid-Century Pop-Up Shop — with vendors selling period memorabilia, decor and furniture — on Fairwood Avenue, which will be closed to traffic for the event. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "Eichler neighborhood in San Jose added to historic register," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of decor was in 1897

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decor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of decor

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

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