Meaning of “ornament” in the English Dictionary

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ornamentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɔr·nə·mənt/

an object that is decorative rather than useful:

They spent decades collecting these colorful, Victorian-era ornaments.
verb [ T ] us /ˈɔr·nəˌment, -mənt/

Climbing plants ornamented the wall.
adjective us /ˌɔr·nəˈmen·təl/

The buttons on the sleeves are just ornamental.

(Definition of “ornament” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)