dec·​o·​rat·​ed | \ ˈde-kə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce decorated (audio) \

Definition of decorated

1 : having been awarded a mark or marks of honor Jimmy Stewart, a decorated World War II bomber pilot, had fought for the part with studio executives who considered the 49-year-old actor a bit long in the tooth to play a pilot half his age.— Patricia Trenner
2 : furnished with something ornamental … the time-honored tradition of parades featuring themed decorated floats …— Tiana Kennell Decorated tin boxes were made in large quantities from the 1820s to the close of the nineteenth century.— William C. Ketchum Jr. Maker's marks appear frequently in the basal rings of Chinese vessels, but this writing is unusual because it appears on the decorated surface of the object.— Daniel Finamore

First Known Use of decorated

circa 1727, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of decorated was circa 1727

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“Decorated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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