HyperDic: ornamentation

English > 3 senses of the word ornamentation:
NOUNstateornamentationthe state of being ornamented
artifactornamentation, decoration, ornamentsomething used to beautify
actornamentation, embellishmentthe act of adding extraneous decorations to something
ornamentation > pronunciation
Soundsao.rnahmehntey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > ornamentation: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being ornamented.
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Verbsornamentbe an ornament to
English > ornamentation: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningSomething used to beautify.
Synonymsdecoration, ornament
NarrowerChristmas treeAn ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration
adornmentA decoration of color / color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
arabesqueAn ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
architectural ornament(architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
beading, beadworkornamentation with beads
bowA decorative interlacing of ribbons
brassAn ornament or utensil made of brass
centerpiece, centrepieceSomething placed at the center of something else (as on a table)
cockadeAn ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat
design, pattern, figureA decorative or artistic work
embellishmentA superfluous ornament
finialAn ornament at the top of a spire or gable
flower arrangement, floral arrangementA decorative arrangement of flowers
folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumperyOrnamental objects of no great value
gargoyleAn ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
garnishAny decoration added as a trimming or adornment
garnishSomething (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration
graffito, graffitiA rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
hanging, wall hangingDecoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
hood ornamentAn ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer / manufacturer
incrustation, encrustationA decorative coating / coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
inlayA decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
interior decoration, decorDecoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior
knob, pommelAn ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger
lunulaA crescent-shaped metal ornament of the Bronze Age
molding, mouldingA decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
nailheadSomething resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device
neckletDecoration worn about the neck (fur piece or tight necklace) as an ornament
overlayA layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
rosemalingA Scandinavian style of carved or painted decoration (as on furniture or walls or dinnerware) consisting of floral motifs
set decorationA decoration used as part of the set of a theatrical or movie production
sgraffitoA ceramic or mural decoration made by scratching off a surface layer to reveal the ground
spiral, voluteornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
sprigAn ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
stud, rivetornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
tail fin, tailfin, finOne of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
tinselA showy decoration that is basically valueless
traceryDecoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs
wind chime, wind bellA decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishadorno, decoración, ornamento
Catalanadornament, adorn, decoració, guarniment, ornament
English > ornamentation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of adding extraneous decorations to something.
Synonymembellishment
BroaderdecorationThe act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
Spanishadorno, ornamentación
Catalanornamentació
Verbsornamentmake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.

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