decoration

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noun dec·o·ra·tion \ˌde-kə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of decoration

  1. 1 :  the act or process of decorating

  2. 2 :  something that adorns, enriches, or beautifies :  ornament

  3. 3 :  a badge of honor (as a U.S. military award)

Examples of decoration in a sentence

  1. The vase has a fancy decoration on one side.

  2. a plain sweater knit without decoration

  3. He's a genius at home decoration.

  4. a unique style of decoration

  5. He received a decoration from the President.

1585

First Known Use of decoration

1585



DECORATION Defined for English Language Learners

decoration

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noun dec·o·ra·tion \ˌde-kə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of decoration for English Language Learners

  • : something that is added to something else to make it more attractive

  • : the act of decorating something (such as a room)

  • : a medal or award that is given to someone for doing something brave or honorable (such as fighting bravely in a war)


DECORATION Defined for Kids

decoration

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noun dec·o·ra·tion \ˌde-kə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of decoration for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of adding things to improve the appearance of something

  2. 2 :  something that adds beauty

  3. 3 :  a badge of honor



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