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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 fountains [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.

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.
Translations of “ornament”
in Arabic زينة…
in Korean 장식품…
in Malaysian barang perhiasan…
in French ornement…
in Turkish süs, süs eşyası, biblo…
in Italian ornamento, soprammobile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾物,飾品, 點綴, 裝飾…
in Russian украшение…
in Polish ozdoba, ornament…
in Vietnamese đồ trang trí…
in Spanish ornamento, adorno…
in Portuguese ornamento, enfeite…
in Thai เครื่องประดับ…
in German das Ornament…
in Catalan guarniment…
in Japanese 装飾…
in Indonesian hiasan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰物,饰品, 点缀, 装饰…
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