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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The goal was to ensure that the sprawling individual spaces (among them the market, an all-day Spanish Diner, the fire-cooking restaurant Leña and the seafood spot Mar) were outfitted in decor coming almost exclusively from Spain. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "A Mecca of Spanish Design and Food Opens in New York," 3 Apr. 2019 Its restaurant has traditional English decor and daily breakfast with a stand-out eggs benedict. Jessica Flint, WSJ, "Big Sur Blends Rustic Charm With Sleek Design," 12 Feb. 2019 Tiki idols, masks, torches, cocktails, decor and clothing were all the rage in the 1950s. Pam Kragen,, "Escondido's influential tiki man 'Bosko' is subject of new film," 8 July 2018 The decor and general look of the new Mediterranean restaurant are also different than other Aladdin's Eateries. Melissa Reinert,, "Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge is now open in OTR," 14 June 2018 Target: Through May 28, home decor and patio items are up to 30% off. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "Memorial Day 2018: All the Kitchen Sales to Shop This Weekend," 24 May 2018 From home decor and real estate, to avocado toast and livestock, there’s officially nothing Joanna Gaines can’t do. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Dress Your Whole Family in Joanna Gaines’ Adorable New Collaboration with Matilda Jane Clothing," 22 May 2018 Understandably, the decor was Casino Royale chic, which made from some pretty amazing photo opportunities. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen Threw John Legend an Epic 40th Birthday Party, & the Theme Was James Bond," 13 Jan. 2019 Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving decor and Christmas lights are going to put money in your pocket. Fox News, "The best season for garage sales," 25 Sep. 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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English Language Learners Definition of decor

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

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