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

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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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 19 Jul. 2024.

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