Definition of decor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdeɪkɔː/
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkɔː/


1The furnishing and decoration of a room: inside, the decor is elegant and traditional [count noun]: a decor that strained too hard to convey class
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  • 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.
decoration, furnishing, furbishing, ornamentation;
look, colour scheme
1.1The decoration and scenery of a stage: the decor revolves around a night-time street scene
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  • 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.


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

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