decorative

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adjective dec·o·ra·tive \ˈde-k(ə-)rə-tiv, ˈde-kə-ˌrā-\

Definition of decorative

  1. :  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.

1791

First Known Use of decorative

1791


DECORATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

decorative

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adjective dec·o·ra·tive \ˈde-k(ə-)rə-tiv, ˈde-kə-ˌrā-\

Definition of decorative for English Language Learners

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


DECORATIVE Defined for Kids

decorative

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

Definition of decorative for Students

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



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