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
Recent Examples on the Web Lots of home decor, including holiday items, are on sale today. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, "The best Veterans Day sales to shop today," 11 Nov. 2020 Shoppers can find gifts for everyone on their list, including fashionistas, music lovers, children, beauty lovers, pets, home decor and more. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Best Nordstrom gift ideas 2020: Holiday Nordstrom gift guide," 11 Nov. 2020 Never a public or private showoff, doilies and framed photos of deceased relatives were her notion of decor. Washington Post, "A modest rebel: The paradoxical personality of Eleanor Roosevelt," 6 Nov. 2020 Upload photos and video of the table decor, meal prep and your turkey reveal. Helen Bond, Dallas News, "Planning it safe: Try these ideas for a virtual Thanksgiving," 27 Oct. 2020 The TikTok account @eastaurorany shared a video of the impressive Halloween decor. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "This Home's Giant Inflatable Moving Spider Is the Best Halloween Decor Yet," 14 Oct. 2020 One part of the decor will likely seem familiar to Rizzo's longtime customers. Ian Mcnulty,, "Founder of La Boulangerie back in business with new Celtica French Bakery in Lakeview," 7 Oct. 2020 While elements of the decor will be inspired by the 2016 animated film, the hotel will maintain the integrity of its original design and won't be elaborately re-themed as a Moana resort. Hannah Chubb,, "One of Disney World's Oldest Hotels Is Getting a Moana-Inspired Refresh," 2 Sep. 2020 Here’s a piece of decor that will set your home apart—your own retro gumball machine. Tessa Bahoosh, USA TODAY, "15 popular decor items you didn’t know Home Depot sold," 24 Aug. 2020

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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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19 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Decor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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