December 25, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
ornament /ˈoɚnəmənt/ noun
ornament
/ˈoɚnəmənt/
noun

plural ornaments

The girl is hanging an ornament on the tree.
The girl is hanging an ornament on the tree.
Learner's definition of ORNAMENT

1 [count] : a small, fancy object that is put on something else to make it more attractive

  • She wore a hair ornament.

  • (US) the hood ornament on a car [=a small metal figure on the front edge of a car's hood]

  • Christmas ornaments [=small balls, figures, etc., that are hung on a Christmas tree for decoration]

2 [noncount] formal : a way to make something look more attractive and less plain

  • A satin bow was used for ornament. [=decoration]

  • The columns are there purely as ornament—they have no structural function.

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