Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “decorative”

See all translations

decorative

adjective uk   /ˈdek.ər.ə.tɪv/ us    /-ɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/
B2 made to look attractive: a decorative display of plants and flowers a mirror in a decorative frame
More examples
decoratively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
A shawl was arranged decoratively over the back of the chair.
Translations of “decorative”
in Korean 장식의…
in Arabic مُزخرَف, مُزيّن…
in Portuguese decorativo…
in Catalan decoratiu…
in Japanese 装飾用の…
in Italian decorativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾性的,用作裝潢的…
in Russian декоративный…
in Turkish süsleyici, güzelleştirici…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰性的,作装潢用的…
in Polish dekoracyjny, ozdobny…
(Definition of decorative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of decorative?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “decorative” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More