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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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 Champagne, whiskey, wine, beer, tequila, and rum among them—with decor and specific glassware in keeping with that drink. Fortune, "How New Nashville Hotels Are Bucking the Airbnb Trend," 20 July 2019 The couple chose color themes for each event and coordinated ballroom decor and outfits purchased in India to match. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Baltimore meets Bollywood: Wedding planners, families say area has become a top choice for South Asian weddings," 10 July 2019 At Marquee, there will be a recreation of the big Astroworld sign, as well as circus, carnival, theme-park decor and staff decked out in Astroworld gear. Melinda Sheckells, Billboard, "Travis Scott Returns to Marquee Las Vegas for Exclusive Nightclub Residency," 2 July 2019 Design details such as scalloped edges, curved lines and organic, sculptural forms are also apparent in home accessories and decor and offer another way to bring the trend home. Bonnie Mccarthy,, "The designer secret for decorating tight spaces? Curves," 24 June 2019 But Mellow Mushroom is also known for each location's uniquely trippy decor and color schemes (one Iowa location has a disco ball in the shape of a cow rotating in the middle of the restaurant). Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Zaxby's, Cookout: 4 restaurants you want to see in Michigan," 21 June 2019 The Rachel Zoe for Pottery Barn Kids Collection includes home decor and accessories that are perfect for a nursery or playroom. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Rachel Zoe Dishes on Her New Pottery Barn Kids Collection," 17 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of decor

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

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