Definition of ornamentation in English:


Syllabification: or·na·men·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌôrnəmenˈtāSHən


  • 1Things added to something to provide decoration: a baroque chandelier with plasterwork ornamentation
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    • The display of status through clothing and ornamentation appears to be a universal phenomenon.
    • Gesso is a fortified plaster compound used for ornamentation applied to the chimneypiece with a glue.
    • Georgian homes are similar to Colonials, but feature richer details and ornamentation.
  • 1.1The action of decorating something or making it more elaborate: the rhetorical ornamentation of text
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    • Putting too much emphasis on ornamentation can only weaken the charm of both music and artist.
    • Textile ornamentation was very elaborate according to archaeological findings.
    • Bad rhetoric is all about the metaphor, ornamentation etc without the logic or concern for truth.

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