Definition of ornate
Examples of ornate in a Sentence
She doesn't like ornate jewelry.
an ornate gambling casino that is designed to look like an Italian palace
Recent Examples of ornate from the Web
Ornate silver jewelry boxes that look like silver books decorate the vanity area.
The tallest building on the island, the ostentatiously ornate Torre de Oro, is worth a climb for panoramic views.
Sometime in the next few weeks, four Democratic attorneys and four Republican ones will file into the ornate LBJ room just steps from the Senate chamber to consider a bill overhauling the Affordable Care Act.
A grand, ornate structure built in the late 1800s in Waukegan now has one more distinguishing mark to boast — a plaque displaying its local landmark-preservation status.
Sporting a red velvet smoking jacket and a large ornate pipe, Cranston mocked the crowd, only to be dropped into the icy bath when the donations exceeded $30 million.
McGuinn's June 3 show will mark his third appearance at the ornate Memorial Opera House, which dates back to the late 19th century.
Fabricating an ornate and complicated shape does not require more time, skill, or cost than printing a simple block.
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Origin and Etymology of ornate
Middle English ornat, from Latin ornatus, past participle of ornare to furnish, embellish; akin to Latin ordo order — more at order
First Known Use: 15th century
ORNATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ornate for English Language Learners
: covered with decorations : covered with fancy patterns and shapes
: using many fancy words
ORNATE Defined for Kids
Definition of ornate for Students
: decorated in a fancy way The traditional costume includes an ornate headdress.
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