Share this entry

Share this page

decadence

Pronunciation: /ˈdekədəns/

Translation of decadence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • decadencia (feminine) I consider breakfast in bed the height of decadence [humorous/humorístico] para mí desayunar en la cama es el colmo del sibaritismo or hedonismo
    Example sentences
    • Luxurious decadence is mostly wasted on you, Virgos.
    • To sail in luxurious decadence, try the Symphonia, a 112-foot yacht that sleeps ten.
    • It doesn't have that luxurious feeling of decadence like having coffee and scones at 3.30 when everyone else is working.

Definition of decadence in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day arpa
f‡
harp …
Cultural fact of the day

Radio broadcasting in Spain began in the 1920s. The state-run Radio Nacional de España (RNE) was established during the Civil War. There are many private radio stations and they compete fiercely. Radio personalities are paid huge salaries, out of which they employ the staff for their programs.