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 summer has barely come to an end, which, unfortunately, means one thing in the world of home decor: Overzealous retailers are stocking their shelves with the flat-out worst assortments of the year. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Opinion: Halloween Decor Is Ugly," 10 Sep. 2019 Another 2,000 square feet of space was added to the home, along with lots of ’70s-style decor that was either crowd-sourced by fans or plucked from the sound stages of Paramount. Lynette Rice,, "It took decades for Christopher Knight to find the Brady Bunch house," 3 Sep. 2019 Pottery Barn Teen has released a collection of decor inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts franchise. Hannah Chubb,, "Wands at the Ready! A New Fantastic Beasts Home Collection Is Coming to Pottery Barn Teen," 29 Aug. 2019 But like so many examples of decor’s fickle temperament, terracotta’s come roaring back for another turn in the spotlight. Kim Cook,, "Fall’s ‘it-color’ is terracotta — the earthy shade makes a comeback," 22 Aug. 2019 But like so many examples of decor’s fickle temperament, terracotta’s come roaring back for another turn in the spotlight. Washington Post, "RIGHT AT HOME: Terracotta makes a color comeback," 20 Aug. 2019 Martin, who sells her own line of home decor on QVC's G.I.L.I. brand (Got It. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Jill Martin is your guide to dorm room awesomeness: 'You're making this your little house'," 13 Aug. 2019 That way actors know how a door opens, or where steps begin, or how to move around a wieldy piece of stage decor. Denise Coffey,, "Building A Set Fit For ‘Shrek’," 22 July 2019 There’s certainly no shortage of decor inspired by this glamorous old Hollywood haunt. Laurel Benedum, ELLE Decor, "Here's How to Recreate the Look of These 5 Dreamy Hotel Interiors," 3 July 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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