Definition of ornate in English:

ornate

Line breaks: or¦nate
Pronunciation: /ɔːˈneɪt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

ornately

adverb
More example sentences
  • In 1628, the ornately carved and heavily gunned ship had sunk - after less than a mile of her maiden voyage.
  • It's Spanish-style front offices contain a cavernous, ornately designed room that once served as a Masonic lodge.
  • Inside, the ceiling's ornately moulded plaster-work has been delicately repaired and the entire room whitewashed.

ornateness

noun
More example sentences
  • I love the style, the architecture, the richness, and the ornateness that can only come from those early days.
  • He simply juxtaposes the astounding ornateness and sculptural qualities of the Indian works with his own simple, starkly beautiful geometricism.
  • Garish handles, knobs and bases cast from Victorian lamps and furniture decorate her works, parodying the stultifying ornateness that marked the era.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin ornatus 'adorned', past participle of ornare.

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