Definition of decor in English:

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decor

Pronunciation: /dāˈkôr/

noun

1The furnishing and decoration of a room.
Example sentences
  • It records the streets, the clothes, the decors and the furnishings of all strata of pre-war Paris society in ravishing detail.
  • ‘Ikebana’ (meaning living flowers), Japanese art of flower arrangement, differs from the usual floral decors.
  • Its citizens have already started ornamenting their respective homes with beautifully handcrafted decors of various shapes, sizes and colors.
Synonyms
decoration, furnishing, ornamentation;
color scheme
1.1The decoration and scenery of a stage.
Example sentences
  • However, an enjoyable aspect of the scene changes are the various fashions and décor.
  • The rudimentary décor, an hommage to the old Globe, does feature a large, tilted, overhanging mirror.
  • James Noone's décor almost accomplishes more with less, as does Natasha Katz's lighting.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French décor, from the verb décorer, from Latin decorare 'embellish' (see decorate).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: de·cor

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