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ornamental

Syllabification: or·na·men·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌôrnəˈmen(t)l
 
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Definition of ornamental in English:

adjective

Serving or intended as an ornament; decorative: an ornamental fountain
More example sentences
  • Their walk had led them to a large ornamental fountain, and Fenikkusu sat upon its lip.
  • These may have been ornamental porcelains intended to be used as table decorations.
  • They are either painted or executed in pen and limited to the area of ornamental decoration.
Synonyms
decorative, fancy, ornate, ornamented

noun

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A plant or tree grown for its attractive appearance.
Example sentences
  • Scale insects enjoy perennial plants and can devastate nut and fruit trees, greenhouse plants, forest vegetation, woody ornamentals, and house plants.
  • Both ornamentals and vegetables are grown hydroponically in greenhouses.
  • Reaching for the skies with perennials, vines, ornamentals, and trees is one way of bringing new levels to your landscape.

Derivatives

ornamentalism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • And how can she believe men are imprisoned in this ornamentalism against which women have already revolted when women are as preoccupied by their looks as ever?
  • Irvine covers a number of styles, from rural retreats to urban settings, and from the 18th century ornamentalism of William Kent to the cosmopolitan style of Hicks.
  • Lord Lytton had noted the importance of ‘birth, rank and hereditary influence’ in India and helped create the ornamentalism Cannadine examines.

ornamentalist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The use of relatively unmixed colors and simplified forms in these paintings reflect his training as an ornamentalist.
  • As a city based garden and landscaper for all of my working life I had become disgruntled with working for suburban ornamentalists with the Burkes Back Yard attitude to gardening.

ornamentally

3
adverb
Example sentences
  • The patka or sash worn by both sexes was ornamentally woven with borders and buttis at both ends.
  • On our way back to Karaganda we passed a series of small, ornamentally walled enclosures.
  • You have seeds from a cedar (genus cedrus), which is not native to the United States but has been planted ornamentally.

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