dec·​o·​ra·​tor | \ ˈde-kə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce decorator (audio) \

Definition of decorator

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that decorates especially : one that designs or executes interiors and their furnishings



Definition of decorator (Entry 2 of 2)

: suitable for interior decoration decorator fabrics

Examples of decorator in a Sentence

Noun They hired a decorator to redesign their dining room.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The 11-inch plastic stand rotates clockwise and counterclockwise for right-handed and left-handed decorators. Kathy Passero, al, "13 of the best tools for baking, from banana bread to cookies," 14 May 2020 At the height of the pretty bookcase trend, some decorators even suggested displaying books spine-in, flouting the intellectual claim of the library completely in favor of a soothing neutral expanse. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "The ‘Credibility Bookcase’ Is the Quarantine’s Hottest Accessory," 1 May 2020 Contractor Lynn Bramer; decorator Joseph Newkirk; painter, landscaper and carpenter Rick Martin; interior painter Arthur Vance; and wallpaper/faux finish artist Mark Kunzman. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "This kitschy home in Belknap pays a fun tribute to classic films, Hollywood royalty," 19 Mar. 2020 It’s no surprise, really, that the Harvard-educated, impossibly glamorous Celerie Kemble turned out to be a celebrated decorator like her mother, Mimi McMakin, and is equally dedicated to chic rooms where whimsy plays a starring role. Mimi Read, Southern Living, "Designer Celerie Kemble Celebrates Her Mother's Wisdom, Grace, and Southern Charm," 14 Apr. 2020 Allen was previously married to builder and decorator Sam Cooper. Maria Pasquini,, "Is Lily Allen Engaged to David Harbour? Singer Seen Wearing Ring on Her Left Hand During Outing," 27 Nov. 2019 Pumpkin carvers and decorators of all ages are invited to submit their handiwork to the annual pumpkin contest at Bird Park in Walpole on Oct. 26., "Pumpkin carvers and decorators of all ages are invited to submit their handiwork to the annual pumpkin contest at Bird Park in Walpole on Oct. 26.," 9 Oct. 2019 Collectors and decorators will find treasures from 1880 to the midcentury, and a variety of furniture, textiles and Native American items. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Big Water Film Festival, Taste of Oneida County and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 3 Nov. 2019 DuVal-Begos, the balloon decorator, hasn't made money from her business since March 10. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Whatever happens with the postponed 2020 DNC, it won't be the party Milwaukee businesses expected to host," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of decorator


circa 1755, in the meaning defined above


1950, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2020

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“Decorator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of decorator

: a person who decorates something especially as a job


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Kids Definition of decorator

: a person who decorates especially the rooms of houses

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