[ US /ɔɹˈneɪt/ ]
[ UK /ɔːnˈe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
    a flowery speech
    ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato
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How To Use ornate In A Sentence

  • Stick us in a virgin paradise, and we create great honeycombed bureaucracies, vast bramble-fields of rules and regulations, ornate politburos filled with policymaking politicos, and, above all, tangled webs of power.
  • So he argued against the rich being able to commemorate their war dead with ornate personal graves.
  • Most of the frescoes on the ceiling are gone, but there are ornate chandeliers.
  • Ramses handed the ornate gilded wine list back to the maître d '. LORD OF THE SILENT
  • Numerous period features remain: the Victorian staircase with its carved wooden banisters, the 1820s ornate stuccoed ceilings, the many stone and marble fireplaces.
  • Hmph. I not only sneer at the ornateness of the furniture, I sneer at the people who purchase such trash, and in fact, it is so distasteful, I regret I must extend that sneer to include the entire nation. Rare Michael Jackson Portrait By Andy Warhol Up For Sale
  • The interior teems with antiquity: ornate plasterwork, a huge inglenook, stained glass, elaborate panelling and a plank and muntin screen. Personal finance and money news, analysis and comment | guardian.co.uk
  • There is no floral chintz, no shelves packed with knick-knacks; there's no ornate wrought iron, no statuary, no bookshelves.
  • She gripped a fancy mat which covered an ornate table by her side, and dragged a begilded vase on to the floor without even noticing it. The Box with Broken Seals
  • Ornate doorways offer glimpses of inner courtyards and enticing interiors; many are university buildings, but just as many are candlelit bistros and bars.
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