Definition of ornate
- an ornate mantle
- an ornate townhouse
- ornate chandeliers
She doesn't like ornate jewelry.
an ornate gambling casino that is designed to look like an Italian palace
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: covered with decorations : covered with fancy patterns and shapes
: using many fancy words
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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