1. high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    the grandiosity of his prose
    an excessive ornateness of language
  2. an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
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How To Use ornateness In A Sentence

  • The ornateness of the decoration and the skill of the band must have required an astronomical amount of money.
  • an excessive ornateness of language
  • It is the tension between Eastern ornateness and Western relevance; between palatial splendour and pared down simplicity.
  • He likes the poem's blend of directness, ornateness and obliquity, unsurprisingly for an Ulsterman who is given to verbal opulence and is notoriously elusive in some of his opinions.
  • Written judgment was a kind of judicial document that was written in rhythmical prose with four or six words characterized by parallelism and ornateness, and it was very popular in Tang Dynasty.
  • And Lord Lytton, the conservative viceroy whose elaborately choreographed durbar Cannadine interprets as Britain's homage to India's deeply rooted "feudal order" and to the princes who were both its "expression" and its "apogee," explained the ornateness of that ceremony in pragmatic, rather disdainful terms: "The further East you go, the greater becomes the importance of a bit of bunting. A Bit of Bunting
  • He simply juxtaposes the astounding ornateness and sculptural qualities of the Indian works with his own simple, starkly beautiful geometricism.
  • The elaborate metaphors and dense prose could be said to mystify or obscure the material conditions being described, shifting attention from the state of human injury to the ornateness of the language in which it is rendered.
  • I love the style, the architecture, the richness, and the ornateness that can only come from those early days.
  • The ornateness of the dome is both saddening, and very lovely. Not another photo puzzle.
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