Definition of ornamentation in English:


Line breaks: or¦na¦men|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɔːnəmenˈteɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
1Decorative elements added to something to enhance its appearance: a baroque chandelier with plasterwork ornamentation
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  • The display of status through clothing and ornamentation appears to be a universal phenomenon.
  • Gesso is a fortified plaster compound used for ornamentation applied to the chimneypiece with a glue.
  • Georgian homes are similar to Colonials, but feature richer details and ornamentation.
1.1The action of decorating something or making it more elaborate: the rhetorical ornamentation of text
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  • Putting too much emphasis on ornamentation can only weaken the charm of both music and artist.
  • Textile ornamentation was very elaborate according to archaeological findings.
  • Bad rhetoric is all about the metaphor, ornamentation etc without the logic or concern for truth.

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