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[ UK /ˌɔːnəmˈɛntˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɔɹnəmɛnˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of adding extraneous decorations to something
  2. something used to beautify
  3. the state of being ornamented
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How To Use ornamentation In A Sentence

  • Accompanied by an ensemble, Musica Fiata, incorporating specialist period instruments such as chalumeau, arciliuto and violino in tromba marina, La Capella Ducale deliver the psalms with joy, some of the ornamentation is so detailed it sounds like laughter. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • The ornamentation of such objects was similar to that of the nielloed gold and silver ladles and cups produced at the Kremlin Armoury in the 16th to early 17th centuries.
  • Its poetic quality lies not in ornamentation but in rhythm.
  • “Some 1,700 apsaras sicare carved on the walls of Angkor Wat alone; thousands more – individual in dress, hairstyle, and ornamentation – appear in almost every Angkor temple, Hindu and Buddhist alike.” Angkor Wat Interactive on National Geographic | Angkor Wat Apsara & Devata: Khmer Women in Divine Context
  • Draperies combined with window shades, valances and ornamentation such as trims can produce an exceptionally well-dressed window.
  • This period ushered in the flowering of so-called grotesque ornamentation, where erotic hybrids abounded in uninhibited decorative fantasies.
  • There is so marked an absence of carving that it seems as if ornamentation would have been weakening and trammelling. Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1
  • Some of these arias were written in a virtuoso style, with rich vocal lines and complex instrumental accompaniment; others were cantabile, meaning simpler in style and intended mainly to highlight the feelings or thoughts of a character, with little ornamentation and the instrumentation kept in the background. Epinions Recent Content for Home
  • Ornamentation of the periclinal walls could be used to discriminate four morphological types.
  • The taxon is unique among brachyurans due to its distinctive dorsal carapace ornamentation.
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