de·​cor | \ dā-ˈkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio) , di-ˈkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio) ; ˈde-ˌkȯr, ˈdā-ˌkȯr How to pronounce decor (audio) \
variants: or décor

Definition of decor

1 : a stage setting the symbolic nature of the decor— E. R. Bentley
b : the style and layout of interior furnishings the restaurant's modern decor

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Examples of decor in a Sentence

The store offers a lot in home decor. a minimalist approach has been taken with the stage decor for this production of the play

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Amazing friends, weather, decor and food … what more could a girl ask for?! Emily Strohm,, "Christina Anstead and Husband Ant Welcome Son Hudson London: 'Simply Perfect'," 6 Sep. 2019 Wayfair: Wayfair is hosting a massive clearance sale, featuring up to 75% off products, including outdoor furniture, living room seating, bedroom decor and more. Jacob Krol, Noelle Ike And Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Labor Day Sales 2019: Your A-Z guide to shop on Sunday," 1 Sep. 2019 Items are expected to include clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, towels, linens, household items, electronics, small furniture, Christmas decor and yard and gardening supplies. Jennifer Johnson,, "What’s happening in Park Ridge: Final “Cruisin’” night of summer, 9/11 remembrance, outdoor yoga and more," 29 Aug. 2019 Take Target, which is remodeling 300 stores this year and has introduced about two dozen private and exclusive brands in key categories including apparel, home decor and liquor. Los Angeles Times, "Target and Walmart shrug off tariffs and signal consumers are just fine," 21 Aug. 2019 Each tent can accommodate 4–6 people, and all include beds with lush linens, chic decor, and wood burning stoves. Jae Thomas, Marie Claire, "The Best National Parks for Every Kind of Vacation," 15 Aug. 2019 Joss & Main: Take up to 70 percent off rugs, decor, and furniture through 8/7 9 a.m. EST. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "All the best sales to shop this weekend," 2 Aug. 2019 The rest of the apartment looked lovely, airy, and functional, with a lofted bedroom, simple decor, and a slick, modern kitchen. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "My Favorite Airbnb in Italy: A Palazzo Apartment in Palermo," 26 July 2019 Sophisticated diners will appreciate the excellent, minimally adorned seafood offerings, all-white decor and, of course, that view. Christina Tkacik,, "A fun, millennial vibe and tasty fare at Ouzo Beach," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of decor

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for decor

French décor, from décorer to decorate, from Latin decorare

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The first known use of decor was in 1897

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English Language Learners Definition of decor

: the way that a room or the inside of a building is decorated

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