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ORNATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ornate mean? 

ORNATE (adjective)
  The adjective ORNATE has 2 senses:

1. rich in decorative detail
2. marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

  Familiarity information: ORNATE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORNATE (adjective)


Sense 1ornate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rich in decorative detail

Synonyms:

ornamented; ornate; embellished

Similar:

adorned; decorated (provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction)


Sense 2ornate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

Synonyms:

flowery; ornate

Context examples:

a flowery speech / ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato

Similar:

rhetorical (concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking)


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