overornament

verb
over·​or·​na·​ment | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈȯr-nə-ˌmen-təd How to pronounce overornament (audio) \
overornamented; overornamenting

Definition of overornament

transitive + intransitive

: to add excessive ornament to (something) overornament a building's exterior a tendency to overornament in design

First Known Use of overornament

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Overornament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overornament. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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