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ornament

noun uk   /ˈɔː.nə.mənt/ us    /ˈɔːr-/
C2 [C] an object that is beautiful rather than useful: a glass ornament garden ornaments such as statues and fountainsDecorating or making something attractive [U] formal decoration that is added to increase the beauty of something: The building relies on clever design rather than on ornament for its impressive effect.Decorating or making something attractive

ornament

verb [T] uk   /ˈɔː.nə.ment/ us    /ˈɔːr-/ formal
to add decoration to something: She ornamented her letters with little drawings in the margin.Decorating or making something attractive
(Definition of ornament from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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