April 15, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
ornate /oɚˈneɪt/ adjective

more ornate; most ornate

Ornate picture frame
Ornate picture frame
Learner's definition of ORNATE

1 : covered with decorations : covered with fancy patterns and shapes

  • ornate silver candlesticks

  • She doesn't like ornate jewelry.

2 : using many fancy words

  • an ornate writing style

  • ornate prose

ornately adverb

  • ornately carved staircases

ornateness noun [noncount]

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