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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
|Sense 1||ornate [BACK TO TOP]|
Rich in decorative detail
|Sense 2||ornate [BACK TO TOP]|
Marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
a flowery speech / ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato
rhetorical (concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking)
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