Definition of decorative
: serving to decorate; especially : purely ornamental
Examples of decorative in a Sentence
We added some decorative details to the room.
The handles are decorative and practical.
Recent Examples of decorative from the Web
Litter boxes can also be creatively upgraded: Bechen suggests choosing one with a decorative cover.
The decorative tarps in Nippert's upper deck on the east side of the venue have been removed in anticipation of general-admission overflow, FC Cincinnati spokeswoman Fumi Kimura told The Enquirer Wednesday afternoon.
Asian styles were evoked in the multitudinous use of layers — a thick hybrid poncho in Cerulean blue with tassels, or an oversize coat covered in blurred text that looked like a decorative pattern.
The setting: Simple and sweet, from the teal accents to the shelves of board games to the decorative crocheted hearts.
Sometimes suspects use decorative rocks to break windows next to front doors.
This bourbon stave bottle topper is a decorative top piece carved from the stave of a barrel that was used to age bourbon.
Valparaiso is also installing a recreational pathway, curbs and gutters, and decorative lighting along the east side of Calumet.
Employees also made signs and campaign letters while at work, stored decorative items for fundraisers at township offices and set up for events on work time, according to prosecutors.
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Definition of decorative for English Language Learners
: used to make something more attractive : used for decoration
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