decorator

noun
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

decorator

adjective

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 main house was decorated with the help of Woolf’s sister, the painter and decorator Vanessa Bell, who lived 6 miles away. WSJ, "How Virginia Woolf Decorated Her Room of One's Own," 5 Mar. 2019 In the movie, professional holiday decorator Gretchen and architect Steven Brenner (Jonathan Bennett) begin with a work relationship and, of course, end up falling for one another. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Christmas Made to Order' Was Filmed in This Cozy Bed and Breakfast," 23 Dec. 2018 Likewise, bloggers now have almost as much influence as celebrated decorators and the rich and famous people who usually hire them. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "How the ‘modern farmhouse’ look took over," 21 Nov. 2018 White walls and innocuous fixtures became popular among home decorators in part because of the Recession — the housing bubble being the very root of the financial crisis — and the lifestyle magazine Kinfolk (est. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 Her first must-have is an essential for flippers and home decorators alike. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines Never Leaves the House Without These Two Things in Her Purse," 9 Dec. 2018 But each set decorator puts his or her own spin on it. Jen Derose, House Beautiful, "Arrested Development," 21 May 2013 And for the more subtle decorators, there a slew of super-cute displays that are much more low-key. Check out these meddling mice, a simple trick or treat text, or this tribute to Edgar Allan Poe. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "These Halloween Stair Decals Will Instantly Transform Your Home Into a Haunted House," 7 Oct. 2018 Another fun tidbit for all of you aspiring IRL dorm decorators, Hailey painted all the art featured in her freshman dorm — now, that’s the perfect personal touch. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "University of Mississippi Dorm Decor," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of decorator

Noun

circa 1755, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1950, in the meaning defined above

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decorator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of decorator

: a person who decorates something especially as a job

decorator

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

Kids Definition of decorator

: a person who decorates especially the rooms of houses

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