decorative

adjective dec·o·ra·tive \ ˈde-k(ə-)rə-tiv , ˈde-kə-ˌrā- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of decorative

: serving to decorate; especially : purely ornamental

decoratively

adverb

decorativeness

noun

Examples of decorative in a Sentence

  1. We added some decorative details to the room.

  2. The handles are decorative and practical.

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First Known Use of decorative

1791


DECORATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

decorative

adjective

Definition of decorative for English Language Learners

  • : used to make something more attractive : used for decoration


DECORATIVE Defined for Kids

decorative

adjective dec·o·ra·tive \ ˈde-kə-rə-tiv , ˈde-krə- \

Definition of decorative for Students

: serving to improve appearance : ornamental Decorative banners were hung for the fair.


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