decor

noun
de·​cor | \ dā-ˈkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio) , di-ˈ; ˈde-ˌkȯr, ˈdā-ˌ\
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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Etsy: Get up to 60 percent off on personalized holiday decor, one-of-a-kind presents, and more on 11/23. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 Deals From All of Your Favorite Stores and Brands," 20 Nov. 2018 Just like any other holiday, there are plenty of ways to put a chic twist on traditional decor. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20 Halloween Party Ideas So Sophisticated They’ll Scare You," 18 Oct. 2018 Located in a small Rockville, Maryland, strip mall with an even smaller parking lot, China Canteen is light on decor but heavy on taste. Lillian Li, Bon Appetit, "We Like Our Crispy Intestines Extra Crispy," 6 June 2018 The hotel still has a casino on the ground floor (and a stylish one at that) but upstairs, the guest rooms are quite modern, if a bit too heavy on the Vegas-style decor. Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Downtown Las Vegas: Our Guide," 4 Mar. 2018 Strewn with oriental rugs, clubby leather sofas, and lots of contemporary art (El Dorado worked with Simeone Deary on the decor), the Crossroads feels cool and cozy but never pretentious; perfectly suited, in short, to contemporary Kansas City. Marley Marius, Vogue, "A Guide to Kansas City, Missouri: Its History, Its Culture, and Why It’s Worth a Closer Look," 23 Nov. 2018 As the home’s decor came together, a lightness of being descended upon the whole family. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018 But sometimes, even the decor can't distract from a breathtaking view out the window. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Room With a View: The Best Hotel Views Around the World," 15 Oct. 2018 Following the popularity of the fireproof logs, stores have started to carry the creepy decor—for a fraction of the previous price. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These $30 Skull Logs Will Make Your Fireplace Extra Eerie for Halloween," 10 Oct. 2018

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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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