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English definition of “ornate”


adjective     /ɔːˈneɪt/ US  /ɔːr-/
having a lot of complicated decoration : a room with an ornate ceiling and gold mirrors Decorating 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     /-li/ adverb a pair of ornately carved doors ComplexityDifficult to understand
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