Ornament - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrnəmənt|  American pronunciation of the word ornament
Brit.  |ˈɔːnəmənt|  British pronunciation of the word ornament

noun

- something used to beautify (syn: decoration, ornamentation)

verb

- make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. (syn: adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace)
- be an ornament to

Examples

She wore a hair ornament.

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

flower patterns used to ornament boxes

...delicate crystal figurines ornament the mantel over the fireplace...

He is an ornament to his profession.

The building style is plain, with very little ornament.

The coins were only ever used for ornament, not as currency.

The kids gave me that ornament. Isn't it precious?

Stonehenge, neither for disposition nor ornament, has anything admirable.

barbaric use of color or ornament

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: ornament
he/she/it: ornaments
present participle: ornamenting
past tense: ornamented
past participle: ornamented
noun
singular: ornament
plural: ornaments
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