Definition of Decorated in English:

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Decorated

Pronunciation: /ˈdekəˌrādəd/

adjective

Denoting a stage of English Gothic church architecture typical of the 14th century (between Early English and Perpendicular), with increasing use of decoration and geometric, curvilinear, and reticulated tracery.
Example sentences
  • Its windows have geometric tracery in the Decorated style, with rebates for hinged shutters.
  • During this hiatus, the elaborate, expensive Decorated style gave way to the less expensive and plainer Perpendicular.
  • The building between 1200 to 1300 is usually referred to as Early English; between 1300 to 1400, the style of building is referred to as Decorated and from 1400 to 1500, it is known as Perpendicular.

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Syllabification: Dec·o·rat·ed

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