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decorative

Pronunciation: /ˈdekərətɪv/

Translation of decorative in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (ornamental) [border/frill] decorativo, ornamental, de adorno 1.2 [Art/Arte] the decorative arts las artes decorativas
    Example sentences
    • He sat me down and produced a packet of colour transparencies of the work of someone I had never heard of, a decorative artist named Felix Kelly.
    • Today, she works full-time as a decorative artist and has recently moved to Tadcaster, where she runs her business.
    • By then he had been taught the elements of design by his father, a jobbing decorative artist.
    1.3 [Constr] the house is in good decorative order (British English/inglés británico) el interior de la casa está en buen estado
    Example sentences
    • Second, their masses of small white, bell like blossoms are as decorative as any purely ornamental shrub.
    • The company has a service center for applying studs, stones and decorative ornamentation in Mexico.
    • Pour dip into a decorative serving bowl and place on serving platter.

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