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decorativeadjective

uk   /ˈdek.ər.ə.tɪv/ us   /ˈdek.ər.ə.t̬ɪv/
B2 made to look attractive: a decorative display of plants and flowers a mirror in a decorative frame

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decoratively
adverb uk   /ˈdek.ər.ə.tɪv.li/ us   /ˈdek.ər.ə.t̬ɪv.li/
A shawl was arranged decoratively over the back of the chair.
(Definition of decorative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decorativeadjective

us   /ˈdek·ər·ə·t̬ɪv/
(Definition of decorative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decorative”
in Arabic مُزخرَف, مُزيّن…
in Korean 장식의…
in Portuguese decorativo…
in Catalan decoratiu…
in Japanese 装飾用の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰性的,作装潢用的…
in Turkish süsleyici, güzelleştirici…
in Russian декоративный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾性的,用作裝潢的…
in Italian decorativo…
in Polish dekoracyjny, ozdobny…
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