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decoration Syllabification: dec·o·ra·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdekəˈrāSH(ə)n/

Definition of decoration in English:


1The process or art of decorating or adorning something: the lavish decoration of cloth with gilt
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  • However, the construction and decoration process has been delayed, and a new opening date has not yet been disclosed.
  • Too often, at this stage of the project, it's easy to become tired and to end up rushing through the interior design and decoration process.
  • Since it was introduced it has gradually overtaken other forms of decoration so that now it forms the main decorative process in most large glass factories.
1.1Ornamentation: pearwood inlaid with floral decoration of stained woods
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  • However, these vast Roman vistas are processed through the Rococo penchant for grandiose ornamentation and are window dressing, pure decoration.
  • Standard Royal Worcester with floral decoration and Victorian dinner services are struggling to find buyers.
  • The reverse of the vessel bears brushed cobalt blue floral decoration at the shoulder and a continuation of the flowers that appear on the front.
1.2A thing that serves as an ornament: Christmas tree decorations
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  • Every bedroom has its own Christmas tree and festoons of decorations.
  • Fill large goldfish-type bowls with shiny glass globes and ornaments to create simple decorations.
  • The community centre looked its best for the party with its Christmas tree and Christmas decorations.
1.3Paint or wallpaper applied when decorating a room: an authority on English furniture and decoration
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  • Originally all the walls in the room had painted decoration, as did the stairwell.
  • I worked hard to make the house my own… new carpet, furniture, wall decoration etc, and by the beginning of October felt happy, contented and settled.
  • The old furniture and decoration had a distinctly 1970s feel, so it will provide a much better environment for the services we provide.
2A medal or award conferred as an honor.
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  • The veterans were awarded an Active Service Medal, a decoration pinned to the chest of servicemen involved in conflict.
  • He is the recipient of numerous U.S. military awards and decorations, including the Purple Heart.
  • Numerous decorations were awarded to members of the Eagle squadrons.
medal, award, star, ribbon;
laurel, trophy, prize

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