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English definition of “ornate”

ornate

adjective uk   /ɔːˈneɪt/ us    /ɔːr-/
having a lot of complicated decoration: a room with an ornate ceiling and gold mirrorsDecorating or making something attractive mainly disapproving Language that is ornate contains too many complicated words or phrases: Some students are put off studying his work because of the ornate language of the poetry.ComplexityDifficult to understand
ornately
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
a pair of ornately carved doorsComplexityDifficult to understand
(Definition of ornate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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